summer 2011

summer 2011

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012
family

Friday, November 11, 2016

veterans day greetings....


My dear son Benjamin...one of my favorite kids. He was born on Veterans Day, so he always had the day off from school. Benjamin was one of my most energetic kids, he was enthusiastic and charming and quite a little handful growing up. His teenage years...oh my goodness. I wore out my knees in prayer for him...and he turned fine...more than fine, but hey, I don't want to brag too much. I'm thankful for him, you all know he was in Afghanistan as a medic, and he made it home safely, transitioned out of the Army to an apprenticeship in heating/air conditioning. I don't like that he settled near his last base, near Seattle, on the total opposite side of this huge country of ours, but you can't have everything.

I am also so thankful for my Army son Samuel, serving in the President's Honor Guard.




Camille's sitting with me now, the three high school girls are home from school, Paul has the day off from work, so I can't write right now...:)












4 comments:

Susan R said...

Thank you Ben and Sam.

Marilyn Reid said...

You have lots to be proud of for sure. I cannot imagine sending my child off to war..............terrifying for any mother. Thank you both your boy's for serving their country.

Marilyn from Canada

a portland granny said...

I used to pray for your older son when he was deployed! God was good to keep him safe.

Wonderful young men--you are blessed!!

16 blessings'mom said...

Thank you so much, and your prayers were certainly heard and answered!!! God has been good to us.

Thank you.