I am so proud of him and was honored to be able to travel to Missouri along with my parents and Jordan (Miles' wife) to see him graduate. I was able to take a few pics while we were there. Even though they are a little fuzzy I thought I would post them anyway. I know the family would probably like to see them.
Miles' graduation was just for the men and women who are MPs (military policemen). When Miles entered basic training all the MPs were put together in one large group and they trained together. This involved not only basic training but specialized training for several more weeks after.
The MPs graduated in 3 groups so when it was Miles' turn Jordan and I were able to go up to the front and take pictures. Miles is in the row farthest to the left and he is the 4th man from the front.
As they marched up to the stage they were chanting a cadence and it was sooo loud. I thought about them running (probably at all hours of the night) doing their cadence. Miles is 3rd from the left.
Each soldier introduced himself and it was really neat to hear and see Miles up on stage in his uniform. He is 4th from the left. Doesn't he look handsome!
After the ceremony we were able to visit for a few minutes and take some pictures.
Later we were able to go off base and get something to eat and spend more time with Miles. It was so great to see him. He has changed so much! He seems to be very happy and confident in the career choice he has made.
Thank you to all the men and women who unselfishly give their lives to protect our freedom and promote freedom for those who don't have it. It is a gift that they would volunteer to stand in harms way on behalf of all Americans.
Thank you Jordan for being such a wonderful wife to Miles. I can't imagine how much you missed him while he was gone but you never once wavered in your support for him or in the life that y'all chose. You are just what he needs and that becomes more and more evident as each day passes. Much of his success is because of you! I love you and am so glad you are my sister!
Thank you Miles for volunteering your life for my family's protection. Scout regularly talks about how you are a hero because you help others. I am so honored to be your sister and proud of all you have accomplished so far. I have no doubt that you are and will continue to be really good at your job. Your courage inspires me to be able to handle the hard things in my life with more diligence. I know you have prayed your way through each decision you have made and I am so proud of your commitment to do what is honoring to the Lord. I continue to pray for you and Jordan and I know that Lord will use this time of service to draw you to himself and each other. I love you!