A Soldier ornament give away in honor of my Soldier

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"I enjoy jumping out of planes!"

“I enjoy jumping out of planes!”

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.

This is my ornament positioned right by a picture of the Hubs and I on our honeymoon in Spain.

This is my ornament positioned right by a picture of the Hubs and I on our honeymoon in Spain.

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.

I placed my Soldier ornament on this tree. Nate will be with his bonita in El Salvador for Christmas, this will be another reminder of him!

I placed my Soldier ornament on this tree. Nate will be with his bonita in El Salvador for Christmas, this will be another reminder of him!

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!

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12 thoughts on “A Soldier ornament give away in honor of my Soldier

  1. 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? 😉
    Love you!

  2. 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.

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