Who am I proud of in my immediate family? I guess that would be my Dad and his participation in the Army. Dad taught ROTC at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. and MIT. Dad taught weapon instruction and was very good at what he did best and that was being part of the military. Dad would have stayed in the military all his life he could have! He always looked so sharp and clean in his uniform and made sure his shoes were polished and every part of his attire looked the best that it could. I also am very proud of my mother who made those shirts look good by starching them and always ironing everything with the crisp pleats. They were a great team and always worked together, they always managed to get any task done. Work was never an issue for either of my parents, they both worked tirelessly to make sure everything was taken care of properly.
I am very proud of my husband for taking the chances he has made to step outside of the box. Although I would not take those chances he has made me see how to reach higher and further to make things happen. He is brilliant and talented at many things and always takes time to laugh or make others laugh. I am always thankful for my husband defending our country as he did.
I am proud of my sons for being strong willed, caring and respectful of their elders. My boys work hard and take care of the ones they love.
All said, I love and am very proud of my family.
Christine, I enjoyed your story. It is amazing how many lives each of us touch and probably don't know we are having a positive effect on many. There are lots of details behind the concise statements regarding your parents and husband... in fact, the entire family. I look forward to seeing more of the detail. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Golden, for reading my story. I am a woman of few words, I usually don't have time but realize how important everyone's point of view is. You are so right about effecting others by our positive example. Actions do speak louder than words!
Hard work. Two amazing words. That generation, as did their predecessors, worked as hard as they could to make life easier for their children. I now wonder whether that virtue is proving to be such a good idea. We've become much softer as a society.
I remember the day we told our boys that when they marry they should hope for an early catastrophe to help build up their moral toughness. They ended up really needing that and were tested beyond anything they imagined.
One thing is for sure. Your parents not only made life easier for you, they taught you how to work hard to make it easier. To this day I have never known anyone to work harder than you. And, I love that about you.