I have five (5) wonderful boys (no girls except
for five daughter-in-laws and two granddaughters).
My children age range is 25-28; yes that is what I
said, keep reading. I have 3 (boy, girl, boy)
grandchildren and one on the way – which will make
number 4 (boy). Needless to say my only
granddaughter gets what she wants when she wants
it (actually all of them do).
Son (1) is 30, married with one of my
grandchildren (boy) and is in the US Air Force;
just home from Iraq (the 5th tour).
Son (2) is a twin and is 28, married with 3 of my
grandchildren (boy / girl / boy) (he works for the
IRS) and is currently completing training and soon
will become an officer in the Guard. He has his
Son (3) is a twin and is 28, married with one
grandchild (girl)(works for the Army National
Guard as an interrupter).
Son (4) is a twin and is 26 (in the Army National
Guard), recently married both are going to
Son (5) is a twin and is 26 (not in the military,
4 is enough), married and going to college along
with his wife (she is now working as an RN).
My children (5-boys) and their children (my
grandchildren) are my greatest joy in the world.
Plus my daughter-in-laws (having girls/women
around teaches me patience I was unaware that I
should have acquired sooner in life) bring
stability to my life.
So there are the boys in my life, yes 5 under
three years old (we rarely used babysitters and
both of us worked Education/Corrections). Two
bottles in my shirt pockets and two diapers in my
back pockets when it was my shift to raise the
boys (and often did not have enough bottles or
diapers, boy those were the days); I must admit my
wife (only one so far) was a strong influence in
their lives and she did as much or more than I
when it came to raising our children. All 5 became
Eagle Scouts, 4 are in the military, and 4 served
LDS Spanish speaking missions (Honduras,
Venezuela, Panama, and Nicaragua). In 2005 we had
3 boys in Iraq, which proved to not be a great
year (much mental turmoil and now their parents
are divorce). And now we again have three boys in
Iraq returning home around May of 2011.