Wow. I haven't blogged in quite sometime.
This past weekend we went to go see my brother for his Turning Blue Ceremony and Graduation. It had been over 3 months since we had seen him. It was so nice to see him and catch up. He's still the same, but definitely has matured some. It was great to know he has found what he wants to do.
Thursday was the Turning Blue Ceremony where they got these blue cords put around their shoulder. This was a huge accomplishment and relief. It meant he had passed boot camp and he didn't have to fear getting down and giving 20 out in public.
Friday was the actual Graduation Ceremony. It unfortunately rained all weekend so the ceremony was moved inside. But it was neat to watch, even though it wasn't as showy as it would have been outside.
Now my bro is off to jump school and then special forces training. This will last approximately 1.5 to 2.5 years depending on what specialty he chooses. Currently he is shooting for Medic, which is the longest program, and the one my mom would prefer over the rest. That way, he won't have to go off to war right away.
We topped off the weekend with a visit with our friends, The Tyndale's, in Atlanta.
We had a wonderful time, but are so happy to be home.