Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day 2009

I just wanted to express my gratitude to all the men and women that serve and had served our country. Because of you I know freedom. Even as I type I am thinking my words cannot express the magnitude of what you do for all of us. THANK YOU.

This handsome young man is my son. He is a Marine. He graduated from boot camp last July. I want to take this day to let him know, I am proud of him. I cannot understand fully the committment and passion he has to serve his country. He is willing to lay down his life for his country. This amazes me.

When I went to his graduation from Basic Training at MCRD San Diego last October, I was blown away by the reverence on that base. And then seeing the 667 MEN (men that went in as boys and are now MEN) acting all in unison, was just so profound and overwhelming. It was such a memorable experience.

Kyler, I love you. I am here to support you and love you NO MATTER WHAT. I am proud of your ambition to follow what you feel is right at this time in your life. You have chosen a hard way and are fulfilling it with dignity and grace. I am in awe. As you read this please feel my embrace to give you a mother's hug as tears stream down my face (they are as I am typing, sniffle).

I hope you always remember that 5am morning at MCRD, the day before you graduated from Basic. Standing in the dark with your platoon in formation. And suddenly hearing a voice you recognize, yell "KYLER YOUR MOM LOVES YOU". That is me and exemplifies my love and support that will always be here for you.

Kyler James Christian Lara, YOU AMAZE ME.



Joan Ervin said...

Oh, my, Lisa...this brought me to tears!!! Your DS is sooo lucky to have such a wonderful Mom....I believe he feels your love from soo many miles away. He's a beautiful young man and I'm really proud of him, too!!! My DH is retired Army and he's very glad to have served his country, too!!!

Anonymous said...

Kyler, it's wonderfully apparent your Mom is one very proud mom and one that truly loves her son.

I can see why she's a proud Marine Mom! So very handsome are you and so very willing to serve your country. To you and to your fellow soldiers, I extend my heartfelt appreciation for your courage and belief in our country.

Be safe and be well in your military journey.

Anne Ryan

Mothermark said...

Kyler! I love you too! And I don't even know you! I just know your mom! I admire your commitment, strength and belief in yourself to do what you do. Where would we be without men like you. I just want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are will you today and everyday.

Lisa, what a wonderful, kind and loving post! You should be proud, as I know you are! I hope that you and your family have a wonderful Memorial Day and thank you for sharing Kyler's success and wonderful drive with us!


P.S. I had trouble posting a comment the first time, you might end up with two (????)

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Your son is handsome and a very brave young man to give so much to his country. I thank him for that, Lisa, and you have a right to be proud of him!

Gloria Dojlido said...

What a handsome young man! You should be proud of him.

Dawn B. said...

Awwwww I have tears running down my cheeks. This is an incredible tribute Lisa. He is a fine young man and you have so much to be proud of. My dad was a Marine.

I was at the Charlotte Int Airport on Saturday. I saw a Marine returning from Iraq reunited with his family in the airport. He got a standing ovation from everyone around him. These things make me so proud to be an American with so many fine men and women giving of themselves. It is a huge commitment and I really appreciate all they do.

Way to go Kyler. Today I thank you...

Kris Chirhart (krischir) said...

Lisa, what beautiful heartfelt words that you wrote to your son. Thank you for sharing your story with us. Kyler is a very handsome young man, and very lucky to have such a wonderful loving mom. And you are also very lucky to have such a brave courageous son. You have every right to be proud. I am proud of him too!!

Kyler, thank you for your dedication to serve our country. I have my flag flying proudly honoring all the men and women who so bravely fight for our country. God Bless.

Sophie LaFontaine said...

Very touching. I am honoured to have read this. Best wishes to him and all his fellow soldiers!

Laurie said...

Wow Lisa - what a lovely and moving tribute. You are so proud - and have every right to be! Kudos to you Kyler and all the men and women both in the USA and Canada serving so that we may enjoy the freedom we do! God bless!

MariLynn said...

Lisa, this was a wonderful tribute to your son. Kyler, I know how proud your mom is of you. What you may not realize that there are other moms who are proud of the sacrifce that you are making for us. I want to thank you.

Laurie Wilson said...

I can tell you are so proud of him! Wow, that is such a wonderful story. I am so thankful for all the men and women who serve our country for us, it really is the greatest honor!

Anonymous said...

Ok, so I had to dry my tears before I started typing. Lisa, what a wonderful tribute to your son. I know how proud you are of him.

Kyler - Thank you for all you have done and will do for our country. I have tremendous respect for you and your fellow soldiers.

Karen C.

CandyFosta said...

The love you have for your son shines brightly through your words. Please thank him for all he is doing to defend his country and make it safe for all of us.

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