Tomorrow you graduate, and I am so proud and so overwhelmed with emotions I am afraid I won't make it through the day without embarrassing you just a little. You are an awesome son, and I couldn't be more proud. When you were little every night before bed I would tell you a story. I would tell you that if god lined up all the little boys in the world and said I could have any one I wanted, I would still pick you. I meant it then and and I mean it now. You have made my life such a great adventure these last 18 years and I am a better person because of you.
This is the letter your dad wrote last year when he was in Afghanistan and we had it put in your yearbook, I would like to share it with all my blog friends....
Son, As you reflect back on your journey to becoming a man you can be certain that you could not have made us prouder. Through life experiences that set you apart from many of your peers, you have gained an understanding of the world that few at your station in life have. You have accomplished many things, which at the time seemed impossible, through courage and sheer determination. You have shown measured aggressiveness and unusual compassion while learning valuable life lessons in places that most people have never heard of. You have demonstrated that you understand that a man and his character are judged by many things, and that honor and integrity are things that he cannot compromise. As you graduate and head off to University, know that you have been for many years now, and will continue to be, our hero. Love Mom and Dad
We love you son, congratulations on this milestone in your life and we look forward to all the others.