Monday, August 18, 2008

A Smile and A wave from Across the Plain

I did not plan to attend March back at West Point today. It was a last minute decision. But I am glad I went. The four of us, along with my brother-in-law and about a dozen friends, made the drive up to see our son and the Class of 2012 march back from F.O.B. Buckner. What a great day.

I was particularly impressed with their class motto, as seen on the banner below.



The best part was seeing our son wave to us from across the Plain. Who would think that a wave could mean so much? The picture is blurry, but a picture is worth a thousand words.



Notice his big smile, even after a twelve-mile hike. And though you may not be able to see it, he is signing "I love you." as he waves.

That's enough to hold us over until Saturday when we can see him face-to-face, talk to him, and hug him.

I pray that he was as encouraged by seeing us as we were by catching a quick glimpse of him.

3 comments:

MyAwesomeOliveShoots said...

Looks like you guys are raising a very fine young man! Not terribly surprising. It's so special that he gave you a "secret" sign. Thanks be to God! I'm glad you could all have that special moment. I can't wait until Saturday!

Mark said...

My heart is rising up in my chest as I sit here thinking of you waving across the plain. I'm busting out of my skin waiting to hug our New Cadet on Saturday and I am hoping to meet you there.

It will truly be a great day. Praise God.

Kidman Family Blessings said...

I'm really inspired by your story. Is it okay if I write something about you? I'm making an article about Family Blessings. Your story is so interesting and very touching.