Today my Soldier received a snazzy new pin for his uniform.
Nate got his jumper wings and has graduated from Airborne School!
When Nate was four, my oldest OS fell out of a second story window. His little body slammed to the concrete first hitting a clay pot. He suffered a fractured skull and I felt overwhelming guilt that I wasn’t watching him when he decided to play with the cat by our bedroom window. Praise Jesus he survived this random accident!
Now this same child intentionally jumped 1500 feet out of a perfectly good airplane. He didn’t suffer any broken bones during his five jumps though the same cannot be said for a few of his Airborne classmate. One has badly broken ankle and another a broken leg. Nate went from four foot practice jumps to the real deal.
So in honor of my son’s achievement and the fact that he’s my best Scrabble buddy, I’m offering a give-away. Thanks to a generous donation by Letters by Lilly, I have a super awesome Christmas ornament that’s perfect for a military family.
Nate often underestimates the courage it takes to do many things. As I listen in awe to his adventures, he speaks humbly about his achievements which far exceed the external and temporal. Each of my olive shoots inspires me in a different way, I honor my Soldier and all those serving in the military, thankful for their selfless service.
If you would like to win this ornament, leave a message on this post. I’m going to randomly select a name from the messages on Sunday, 6PM (EST). I will post the winner on my blog. Great thanks to Letters by Lilly! I love you, Nathan!
GO, NATE!!!! El Salvador for Xmas, huh? Will you get to see him at all? What comes next for Nate?
Micah graduated from IBOLC yesterday, and he (and the Girl) will be home for Xmas next week!
You have my address where to send the ornament, right? 😉
Pick me for the soldier ornament, Please!
God bless Nate and his special momma! Merry Christmas!
I would love to win it. Thanks for doing this.
I just love your posts! May God bless your wonderful family as you all keep serving Him!
My sons have never fallen out of a window but two of them did jump from our second story loft onto a couch below!! The youngest jumped from the top of our suburban (he was 5) onto the asphalt drive and scared his brothers who ran in saying “he jumped off the roof and he can’t move!” At the time we lived in a very tall two story and I am thinking he jumped off the house roof. So far none have jumped out of an airplane that I know of.
A huge congratulations for the wings!! blessings to you and yours!! ( cute ornament!)
Thank you! It’s a pretty big accomplishment and something most people never do!
So …. When can I expect the ornament? 😉
Mary, Mary, Mary, what are we going to do with you? I guess we’ll just love you! 😉
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