Here’s what son Taylor looked like on his Christmas exodus in December 2005. It’s also what he looked like the last time I saw him. Since then he has graduated from his Colorado army national guard training program at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas. His program trained him in the field of medical equipment repair.
After graduation the army shipped him back from whence he came: Denver. Since he owned only the clothes on his back, his sister and brother-in-law gave him a temporary place to hang them (along with other amenities such as a bed and the use of a computer to search out job possibilities).
I’ll make a long story short. Yesterday, Taylor started a new job at University of Colorado Hospital in Denver. It’s a real job with health insurance and a retirement fund and a decent wage. He stuck with his plan and it paid off! Of course he still owes his “soul” to Uncle Sam for another 4.5 years, but that will be paid out in reasonable installments.
Many people committed to pray for Taylor for an entire year. Many of those many are still praying. Thank you.
I talked to T today. He’s pumped about his new career. He enjoys hearing me say how proud I am of his accomplishment. And I am! Too many times we both worried about what would become of him. But things are looking up.