Thursday, January 25, 2007

My Hero "Turned Blue" & Graduated From Infantry

Our 20 year old son, a private in the US Army Infantry, "turned blue" last Thursday. The following day, we attended his graduation from Basic Infantry Training. Both ceremonies were very emotional. We also saw 3 different units being deployed to Iraq from the Atlanta airport while we were there, also. They are all sons or daughters. Some are moms, dads, brothers, and sisters of someone who loves them. I kept a lump in my throat both trips to the airport and throughout both ceremonies. Our freedom is being protected by these heroes.

Now, he is in a holding unit until a spot opens in Airborne training. Here's my hero.

Thanks, everyone, for all the comments! I've actually stitched some on Gathering Honey. I just need to take an updated pic. I'll share that soon.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the pic of your son.

Ruth in VA said...

My husband and I will be praying for your son and especially for you and your family and you "Keep the Home Fires burning". My husband was a 1st Sgt during Desert Storm and I remember having the lump in my throat. Especially when I saw all those young men and women lined up to get on the plane.
Our prayers are with your family.

claudia said...

My prayers are with you, your family and especially your son. What a brave man he is!
I got all teary eyed just reading your post. I can't imagine how you feel. I have all daughters who are not going into the services, so I have nothing emotion wise to go on. Just know that we appreciate your son doing what he is doing so that we all may continue to make the choices we want to make. My love to you all.

bunnyhead said...

What a handsome young man! You must be so proud.

Trish said...

I know you're proud! He's really cute too!

My Marine twins are coming off their enlistments later this year. One is in school in 29 Palms and by the time he finishes there won't be enough time left for him to be sent anywhere. The other needs another knee surgery probably in March/April so he's not deployable at all.

Time flies and before you know it he'll be talking about coming home.



Von said...

The son of dear friends just left for Marine basic training. What an emotional time for them, both proud and scared, as you well know. Congrats on raising such a fine son and I'll be keeping him in my prayers as he continues his training and military career. Hugs!

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