Friday, May 14, 2010

True Blue - HOOAH!

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Expert Infantry Badge

Congratulations, SPC Ryan.  You have become a new creature; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. (2 Corinthians 5:17)

To learn more about the EIB, go here or here.

The lost boy that left for boot camp a mere 25 months ago no longer exists.  You have become the man you always wanted to be.  As a son, you have become more than I ever dreamed of.

HOOAH!

 

 

18 comments:

Butterfly Works said...

What a wonderful tribute to your son.....
I have enjoyed browsing your blog and will definitely be back....
Hugs and Blessings

Ces said...

I have goosebumps! This is a day for rejoicing. I am savoring this achievement with 3yan and you my dearest beloved sisterfriend. My angels sent you to me. The sky was beautiful today. Though the clouds were thick, surely the sun was shining through and it was the most beautiful silver lining. I will share the pic later. Congratulations to my dearest Ryan.

Cher' Shots said...

You have every good reason to be proud as a peacock! Watching the passage of our children from childhood to adulthood is nothing short of amazing.

Marie S said...

Hooah!!! Congratulations Ryan.
Congratulations Mom!!!
I love the dog on your desk too!!Thank you for helping me spew tea in the morning while Anne is gone,lol!

Lost Aussie said...

Well done, these strong men do so make us proud!

kj said...

"To be awarded the EIB, the soldier must complete a number of prerequisites and pass a battery of graded tests on basic infantry skills; usually the testing phase is the culmination of weeks of training. The EIB test is administered on average once per year with pass rates usually near 30 percent, depending on the unit conducting testing."

quite an honor, deborah. pass rates of 30%! that just confirms once again ryan's competence and strength.

i had to laugh when i looked this up. i saw the term 'mos' and it brought me back. did you know i was a counselor in an army education center in germany for a couple of years? it was one of the best experiences of my life.

congratuations to ryan and his MOM. worth dancing up a storm for...

love
kj

kj said...

haha! you are writing to me and i am writing to you and it's the same time. synchronicity at work once again. ♥ plus :)

Silke said...

What a wonderful day!! Congratulations, Ryan!! And to you, proud mom!! Much love, Silke

yoborobo said...

WOO HOO! Go Ryan!! You are doing us all proud, especially your ma, who I do believe is busting at the seams from it all. :) And rightfully, so.
Congratulations, Ryan! And to your parents. xox

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Well big CONGRATS SPC Ryan!!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

We thank these men every day of our lives.

I hope they all know that, no matter where our political affiliations and endorsements lay, we have their best interests and wishes at heart, always.

Congrats to your son - and to you for the obvious pride you have for him.

deb said...

Not much comes close to feeling proud of our children, when they are proud of themselves, when they have accomplished something truly worthy and honourable.
Congrats , and blessings to him as he follows his dreams.

Manon Doyle said...

Awe..... Congrats to Ryan and to you!!! Yay!!! I was going to wish you a wonderful weekend but I know you're having an Awesome weekend now!!!

She Writes said...

HooAH!

Bella Sinclair said...

HOOAH!!!

Whoa, congratulations! That certainly is an achievement to be proud of!

Way to GO!

Javajune said...

Oh congrats Ryan and Ryan's mommy and daddy and the whole fam. BTW sister-friend I can't wait to see your creation-I'm so impatient, ya know.
xo-jj

Cori G. said...

HOOAH!!!!!

PFC is a REAL LIFE G. I. Joe.
You must be the proudest momma EVER!!!!
love from me

Diana Evans said...

oh how wonderful...I just got tears in my eyes from this beautiful post about your amazing son....

Bless your hearts!!!!

Congratulations !!!!

Hugs
Diana