I'm a proud Dad

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by elandil, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. elandil

    elandil Redneck Engineer

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    So, last weekend my son competed in the JROTC Raider Nationals at the Gerald Lawson BSA Camp on the Flint River. Having to work Saturday, I was kinda sad that I'd have to miss the event. Well, I got to thinking about it, and made the decision to go ahead and call out of work for Saturday nite. Then I was up at 6am to make the drive down.

    It was one of the best decisons I made.

    I was not only able to watch him compete, but was able to get some awesome pics of the event.

    Of course, the two pics I was not able to get was

    1-the look on his face when he looked around and saw that I was there, after I told him I wouldn't be due to work, and
    2- the look on his face when, after the days events were done and I was about to head out, when I told him how proud I was of him for how he did.
    All in all, it was a great time. And, being the proud dad, I've got to post some of the pics on here...gotta brag on my boy.... :D

    Here they are on the Cross Country Rescue course, he's the one on the back waiting for the packs to come down..
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    The team waiting to do the Rope Bridge
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    The team on the Rope Bridge, he's last one in line.
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    On a side note, Just to prove they had the best bridge in the state, all other teams I watched who had this many people on the rope at one time were dipping down in the river. I was listening to all the people around me marvel at how good there bridge was, parents and competitors alike.
     
  2. EJR914

    EJR914 Cheezburger Operator

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    Congrats! :righton: Tell him thank you as well from all of us.
     

  3. timbrubaker

    timbrubaker I may be slow, but I sure am ugly

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    He'll never forget that you were there. A good decision with long lasting consequences. Congrats to you both!