I found this on Youtube and thought you all might enjoy seeing a bit of what Justin might be going through. This all looks like things he would love. We got about a 20 second call from him yesterday morning at about 7:00 a.m. He only had time to say that he was there and safe and all of his clothes and supplies had been issued. We tried to ask a few questions but he said "gotta go I'm getting yelled at". What an experience!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
It's official. Justin is now a soldier in the United States Army Reserves. The recruiter picked him up a little after 11:00 this morning with nothing but the pack on his back. We hugged, we cried and then he was off.
We let him choose his favorite meal last night. Burgers! I kinda thought he might pick something a little fancier. Nope not my Justin. We doctored them up with bacon, sauted mushrooms, roasted jalapenos and tomatoes from the garden. Delicious! Then we had a special Family Night. Dathan gave Justin a beautiful blessing. How grateful I am to have the priesthood in our home.
We had a family get together on Sunday. Cousins, Aunts, Uncles and Grandparents all came to say goodbye. I didn't get very many pictures. Erin will you e-mail me the ones with you, Patrick and Cal?
Well my little boy is all grown up. Keep him in your prayers. I know these next few weeks will be rough.
Erin helped him set up a blog. We don't know when he will have access to a computer but if you will jump over and leave him a comment I know he would love it.