Friday, March 19, 2010

My Son- U.S. Army Soldier

Since he was 5, my son Matt has wanted to join the Army. I would ask him, don't you want to look around, maybe join the Navy or be a Marine?  And he always, always said, No Mom, I'm joining the Army. Well, I think there was a time that he wanted to be on the SWAT team, but it only lasted a couple of months, if I remember correctly. Oh, let's not forget about the time when he was 3 and wanted to be Pooperman.
Or as we adults called him:
Well, he's done it! He is now officially a U.S. Army Soldier!
Since he is only 17, he has joined the U.S. Army Reserves, but he is thinking he will go Active once he graduates from High School next year. He will be heading to Basic Training June 1st and will be gone almost 10 weeks. He is so excited!

Here are a couple of pictures:

Sorry for the quality of the pictures, but I had to use the camera on my cell phone! Somehow I've lost the charger to my digital and Jim's camera, when you turn it on the screen is wonky (yep, I said wonky!) and you can't see what your taking the picture of. So, if you know of anyone who is hosting a giveaway for a camera, could you let me know? I would love to have a regular camera (not cell phone camera) by the time he graduates from Basic Training!


Mary said...

Congratulations to your son. I send my thanks and appreciation.

Susie said...

Thanks Mary! He was just sworn in yesterday and he was walking tall when he walked out of the Ceremony Room!

Cecile said...

Congrats to your son... My thoughts, prayers and support go to him and you and your family!!!

Sara said...

Congratulations! That's awesome that he's always know he's wanted to server our country.

Susie said...

Thank you for all the wonderful comments! He always was a special kid and over all, he has been a really great kid! He is actually on his way right now to his very first drill! He's so excited!

couponmom said...

Your heart must swelled to three times the size during the ceremony

Susie said...

I had to fight back the tears through the whole ceremony! I find myself telling him repeatedly how proud I am of him! I wonder if he's getting tired of hearing it from his ole mom? He did say the other day, "I know, Mom. You're proud of me." LOL!

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