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Happy Valentine’s Day everyone, hope your day is a special one.
Today is a very special day for me, not only is it Valentine’s Day, it is also the birthday of my son #2.
He was born on this special day 32 years ago weighing in at 9lbs and 12 ½oz. Yes, he was a big boy!
My son #2 has proudly served in the United States Military for the past 8 years. Upon graduating boot camp, he was stationed in Japan for 4 years and is now stationed in the US. He is a special man to me, not only because of his service to this country, but because he is my son. He was married last year to a beautiful young lady who is a very nice addition to the family. I am extremely proud of him as well as my other 2 sons; they all have grown into great men.
It amazes me how this baby, grew into a boy and then into a young man. Where did the time go, and how did he grow up so quickly?
As you know I am downsizing and I am sorting through boxes and deciding what to keep and what to throw away. I will not be throwing anything away about my sons; the newspapers articles, school pictures, graduation announcements, event programs and accomplishments they achieved. No these items will someday be given to my sons. For son #2, I have those awkward school pictures, you know what I am talking about, the photographer catches you by surprise when you least expect it and you are not smiling and your glasses are positioned crooked on your nose. Well son #2 I have those pictures and I also have pictures of you dressed in your cute Halloween costumes when you were very young and then there are the school report cards of all your good grades and the newspaper articles of all your achievements.
Son #2 today is a man of 32 years. The pictures today are no longer awkward; you stand tall and proud in your Military Blue Army Service Uniform. And your cute Halloween costumes are now replaced with the Army Combat Uniform. The school reports cards, newspaper articles and achievements are now replaced with Military Decorations, Insignias, certifications and accomplishments.
Son #2, I remember changing your diapers, feeding you, watching over you and keeping you safe. Today, no changing diapers on your part – not yet, and I know the Army feeds you well and I know you are watching over me and keeping me safe. Thank you son #2 and all other amazing military personal for giving of yourselves and your time for the service of our country.
I am proud to be a military dad, but more importantly I am extremely proud to be your dad.
Happy Valentine’s Day my son #2, but more importantly Happy Birthday!
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