Friday, April 22, 2011


Happy Birthday


sac·ri·fice [ sákrə fss ]

noun (plural sac·ri·fic·es)
1. giving up of something valued: a giving up of something valuable or important for somebody or something else considered to be of more value or importance

33 years ago today, I gave birth to our youngest son. From a young age, he has been a gentle, loving and giving son. I know he would protect us from anything. He's the type of person , that when you are around him, you feel safe and secure.
God blessed us with 2 sons. We were involved in every aspect of their lives, whether it be karate, wrestling or chaperones at the prom. They were never embarrassed to have us around.

It was no surprise he got his degree in criminology. He entered the police academy and was chosen out of over a 1000 applicants. 50 were selected. It was a grueling and exhausting several months, but I knew he would get thru it. He spoke at his academy's class graduation. That was one of the proudest moments of our life to hear him speak.
Everyone asked if I was worried to have a son going into police work. I had a calmness and we are always praying for his safety and the safety of the other officers. They put their lives on the line everytime they go on duty.
I did a "ride-along" with my son and it just reinforced what a man of integrity he was. He was stern when needed, and compassionate when the time called for it.
He is now married and he and his beautiful wife have given us 2 beautiful little granddaughters

He is now a "Crime Scene" officer and it makes us feel a little better, that he is not walking into "the unknown"- the crime has already happened and the scene is secure with other officers.

So on this day, our sweet young son, We want to wish you a very happy birthday. We want to thank you for being who you are and sacrificing for us and total strangers, so that we may live in a safer world. We love you and want you to know what a blessing you are to dad and me.
Mom and Dad

I made him a special birthday card in honor of his birthday and his occupation.

1 comment:

  1. Have to say that this was just simply wonderful to read. The post was amazing!! For sure should be printed out and kept forever. LOVE the card! Just to cool!