Thursday, May 25, 2017

Armstrong Variety Show 2017

As I look to gather and share video and performances from Henry's senior year, I will share them here.  If you missed the Variety show and want to see Henry as you've probably not seen him before, take the time to watch him in this video as one of the emcees.



Prayer of the Children - Corntet
Performance by Henry, Brennan, Nick & Elliot

40 minutes into video

Friday, May 19, 2017

Ready to take flight

As this month ticks along, I find myself reflecting on the young man who is ready to fly into the world. Leave the nest. Become a Marine. It's been quite a privilege to raise him, together with his father, and the village that we call ours. If I'm being honest, I'm probably not ready to let him go, still a bit in denial. But I know he is ready, and for that I can only be thankful and pray God's blessings in these final weeks of high school... that he will soak up every possible moment with these friends he has made along the way. This is the foundation of the man he has become.



Wednesday, April 12, 2017

89 days

89 days. <3 span="">
Our son leaves for Marine boot camp,
and his feet hit these yellow footprints.
A recruit.
Life will never be the same again.

For any of us.


89 days.
He spends training to become a Marine.
Leadership, discipline, brotherhood.
Country.
No longer the boy we raised, but a hero,
a Marine.



This former MN ARNG SSG momma also earns a new
title and becomes the Mother of a Marine.
A brand new #MoM.
89 days x 2.



Life will never be the same again.
His decision to serve our Country blows me away.
We couldn't be more proud. 
Ooh-rah!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Once Upon a Time...

...there was a little boy that called me Mom.

He was a big brother to Henry and Oliver, who both looked upon him with adoration.

I haven't heard from him in over a year, but I will be sending good wishes and prayers his way today.

Happy 24th Birthday, my son.










Love,
Mom  xo