Friday, April 10, 2009

On My Honor, I Will Do My Best



The Good Lord has blessed me and my wife with two great sons. They are shown here with their cousin, Kelcey, last summer. I have tried not to brag or make a big deal over their accomplishments. I am just really proud of who they are and what they do. As far as my part, I have tried my best to be a good father and raise my sons so they can walk proud.
Our oldest son, Nathan (in the middle), is 21 and a music composition major at the University of Colorado. Last month he presented his first public performance of an original composition. He has been using a computer to write and preform the composition. We did not see him preform. He simply hit the start key on his computer and walked away. His partner played the solo violin part while Nate's computer played the accompaniment. I must admit, it almost put me in tears. It was beautiful.
With that in mind, I must mention two things: Nate's second language is Japanese (he's been to Japan twice) and he is an Eagle Scout.
Michael (on the right) is my younger son. He is 18 and a senior at Boulder High School. Along with finishing high school, Michael is completing the requirements for his Eagle Scout. I'm sure some of the parents out there can relate, I didn't think he was going to make it. He was right on track to complete the task until "the fumes" set in. Perfume and gas fumes. A girl and a car! I though a heart attack was imminent. He has to complete his Eagle project before his 18th birthday (April 21th). I must admit that I worry too much. True to form, he was planning and preparing for this for quite some time. We will be completing his project the Sunday (rain or shine). This is a big deal for me...to have both son's as Eagle Scouts.
Mike's second language is also Japanese. I will say that when we all get together for dinner, the conversation can be interesting and mostly in a language I don't understand.

6 comments:

Donna said...

I don't blame you a BIT for being proud of your boys.

ADB said...

No reason to hide your pride in your boys, David. Why should you not sing their praises - that's what I suppose all fathers want to do! Happy Easter to all in Sunshine

Rebecca Anne said...

I'd say talking about their accomplishments is fantastic! They look and sound fantastic and I'm so glad he's getting his Eagle Scout, even if it's under the wire.

You did good Dad, really GOOD.
Darn those fumes anyway~
Rebecca

Jan said...

You have every right to be proud of your clever ,very attractive family ..love Jan xx

Lori said...

It sounds like you have ample reason to be very proud of both your sons, so I hope you brag on them a bit more often to us. My son would love to study Japanese, plans to, and wants to eventually teach ESL in Japan.

Rjet33 said...

Very nice looking young men. Did I mention I have a beautiful daughter? She turns 17 in about 21 days. Hahahahaha...