The following day we departed for California. We had decided we would drive hard on Friday & Saturday so we could be in church for Easter. We were excited to be able to worship with our family in Lompoc. Work for David began the next day. Then Tuesday was an exciting day for us. We found out the month before that David was selected to be promoted to Major. Tuesday was the day for his ceremony. He didn’t want to make a big deal out of it and didn’t really tell anyone…one of the things I love about him is how humble he is. I didn’t really want it to pass without it being a big deal so we were able to compromise. The boys & I would be there (obviously) and he invited our minister & his wife to attend as well. (There were lots of military people there that I have no idea who they are!) It was such a special day. His commander said some truly amazing things about David and his work ethic but also about his faith in our Creator. Then David spoke. It brings tears to my eyes just thinking about what he said. He gives all the glory to God; a humble, man of God. He gave the boys some fun toys and they wanted to play with them RIGHT THEN & he honored me with the most beautiful flowers I have ever seen. He loves me so! I have no idea how I got to be blessed to be his wife, but am so grateful! When you are able to witness or participate in one of these type of ceremonies your heart swells with patriotism. These men & women are more than willing to serve our county; more than willing to give their life so we have our “deserved” freedom. It is humbling and moving. I am so thankful for David; his love of God, our country and our family.
Disclaimer: I did not take the pictures. We were in a secure building….so I couldn’t have my camera.