Sunday, January 11, 2009

How fast they grow up!

We are now the proud parents of a U.S. Marine! (Levi, photo taken this past Christmas)

To make a long story short, I started dating my hubby when Levi was only 5. We were married when he was 6. He came to live with us permanently when he was 12..... he is now somewhere around 6'3" & 20 years old! And yesterday he enlisted in the U.S. Marines. He won't leave until March for boot camp but he is enlisted now & can call himself a Marine..... He is excited & a bit nervous.
We are SO PROUD of him! He is a good kid, very polite, good manners, but he does need some direction, and college isn't for him right now. He has always been fascinated with the military ever since he was a little tyke, this is what he's always wanted to do. And being a veteran myself (U.S. Coast Guard), I couldn't be more proud of him than I am right now!!
I'd like to go ahead & thank him myself (ahead of time) for volunteering to defend our way of life, our safety here in this wonderful country that I call home.... you are a brave man son & I love you!

6 comments:

Barbara B. Solbrig said...

Congratulations!

Bubblesknits said...

I didn't know that you used to be in the Coast Guard. Cool!

Congrats to your son!

NH Knitting Mama said...

Congrats to Levi, and to proud family of his.

Channon said...

Hooorah! I can "hear" the pride!

gypsyknits said...

Congratulations! I'm busting with enthusiasm and I don't even know him:)
We love the men and women who serve our country.

gaylen said...

Thanks to both you and Levi for defending our way of life.

Have just caught up with the entire blog - this was the post I chose to speak to :) Have a lovely day. g