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Friday, May 13, 2011

The End of the Beginning

My youngest is graduating from the United States Naval Academy on May 27, 2011.  The past four years have gone by so quickly!  We are very proud of him!  He will graduate with an aerospace engineering degree and is in the top 100 of his class.  What is interesting is that when choosing his service selection he chose Marine Ground... not what mama wanted to hear.

I will say that he has a strong faith and seeks guidance for his decisions.  I can't argue with God.  He feels that this is the path he is supposed to take.  He originally wanted to fly for the Navy but due to medical reasons he was not selected to do so.  In the four years that he has been at the academy he has been very impressed by the ethics of the Marines.  He also has found that he likes to be a leader.  So my aeorspace engineer is hoping to lead a group of Marines on the ground... in harms way.  So I am proud of him and scared to death for him!  I am thankful that he is a prayerful young man and I know that God has a plan for him... but the next five years will not be easy for mama!  Graduation week will not be easy for mama either... there will be lots of tears from this girl!

Taylor is the midshipman in the front.  He was the Company Commander last semester.  We all need to proud of these young men and women because they are amazing!   We have had several midshipmen at our home for holidays and weekends because we live close to the academy.  They have all been so polite, so interesting to talk to and just plain nice kids! They all work very hard at everything they do.

So I am blessed to have all three of my children graduate from college!  The end of the beginning for me too!


6 comments:

  1. Congratulations to you both, and my thanks to you and to your son. Keep us informed of his career in the Marines. I will keep him and all our young men and women in my prayers.

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  2. Congratulations! What a great son you have raised :-)

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  3. Hey Marian, I know you are so proud of your boy! But I sure can understand the tears and the fear ...
    keep having faith, as the mama to sons that's about all we can do, oh, and hug alot!

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  4. Congratulations! And that will be just down the road from me -- I'm about 40 minutes from Annapolis and go there often.

    As prior military, I can say I think I understand what you're feeling, too.

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  5. That's wonderful! Congratulations, Marian! :D

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  6. How exciting! Congratulations to your son! It takes a lot strength to graduate from the Naval Academy. ~Val

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