This morning Andy swore into the United States Navy.
I stood nearby, on the verge of tears, taking pictures as he repeated the oath after his Lieutenant Commander’s prompts.
This is real now and I’m more excited than nervous. It’s such an honor to serve our country and both Andy and I are looking forward to our new military life.
Memorial Day seemed especially meaningful yesterday. Not only were we grateful for the service of every man and woman who has gone before us, but we were also very aware it was our last Memorial Day as a civilian family.
We are blessed beyond measure to live in the United States and we feel honored to be able to give back a little by serving our country in the Navy.
Good things all around at the Gould house these days :)
|These Navy guys are strong and tough, but apparently photography isn’t their strong suit ;)|