Monday, September 15, 2008

My Soldier Returns!!!


He's home!!! My oldest son, Brad, returned home after graduating from Army Basic Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, in the wee hours of Saturday morning. I missed him so much! It has been such a busy few days that I haven't even had time to breathe, let alone post anything... I don't have any new stamping to share just yet (although I did have a class Friday night -- I will post pics of projects tomorrow or Wednesday), but I do have a really nice photo of my son in his Class A uniform (dress uniform). Doesn't he look sharp?! I am so proud of him!
I apologize for not posting anything stamping related, but I just had to shout this from the rooftops! Anyway, Saturday and Sunday were spent getting him ready to start his senior year in high school. This morning at 5:30 we were awakened to the sound of one of the maple trees in front of our house (township property, thank God) crashing down on the power lines across the street and onto my neighbor's roof. Yikes! Needless to say, we were without power. The tree snapped the power line and took out two transformers. There were police cars, fire trucks, and utility trucks lining my street all day. Our power was finally restored at about 4 p.m. My hubby took lots of pictures. He couldn't help himself! What an interesting day!

6 comments:

June said...

Congratulations Brad and Eileen!! What a huge accomplishment and thank you for your dedication and service! Impressive picture too! I hope your neighbor is OK and how very scary that must have been for everyone...

Lisa Page said...

I LUUUVVV men in uniform and would be so proud if I were you. He is so young and very accomplished already- way to go, Brad! Why did the tree come down? Was it a storm? How scary! Glad you are O.K. and looking forward to your pics.

Mindy Ussery said...

So glad you are seeing your son. Your pride for him just shines through your post. Tell him our family thanks him for his un-selfish dedication to our country!

Jan said...

Wow, what a great photo of your son and I know that you are very proud of him! I also love the cute card with the BElla Rosa papers. Jan SCS blogger group 4

Tai said...

Welcome home Brad.

Tai

Jen said...

Congrats on your son coming home! :)