Did another layout for a Pixel Gypsy challenge. The requirement here was to journal *first.* That was a little tough, but once I had my subject chosen, the words flowed...as did some "proud mama" tears! :D
Here's my LO:
Here's the text:
We've known since you were a tiny boy that
the military held a strong draw for you.
You wore your little camo outfit
(a gift from Uncle Dale) *constantly*.
We knew your ever-growing patriotism,
something you felt deep in your gut
and displayed openly,
would make you a prime candidate
to serve our country.
You come from a family
of patriotic folk,
many of whom have served
our country's military.
Dad in the Navy.
Uncle Dale & Uncle Bryan in the Marines.
Grandpa Jim in the Air Force.
Great Grandpa & Grandma Cutter in the Marines -
Great Grandpa Cutter who survived the Baton Death March.
And many others.
Even before you made your decision,
we watched you stand tall with pride
in the presence of
You took on a Marine sergeant
in a pushup contest
It wasn't really the ball
but the opportunity
to prove yourself.
You got the ball.
And the respect of us all.
to challenge the sergeant,
in the contest,
all made me choke
Now you are almost 21.
You have made your decision.
You thought long and hard,
and considered carefully
all branches, all options.
The United States Navy.
And we are PROUD!
- Stitched border & paperclips from Ami Collofello's Old-Fashioned Charm Element Pack at PixelGypsyDesigns.com
- Paper from Elise Hansen's Good Tidings kit at PixelGypsyDesigns.com
- fonts: CKEvolution, JumpStart, LDPunchOut, TXTAnnesia, CKConstitution
- Paper from Shabby Christmas by A Work in Progress - vicki20.blogspot.com