On February 25th my parents and I flew to San Antonio to participate in my sister Sharon's promotion ceremony. She has been in the Air Force for 21 years and was recently promoted to Colonel. She asked me to give the invocation and my parents to change the rank on her shirt.
Her husband Bob and her stepson Conner and her boss Colonel Naomi Lawless changed the rank on her jacket Colonel (Ret.) Laura Alvarado was the Presiding Official of the ceremony.
Colonel Alvarado spoke on the importance of being a servant leader and how Sharon served those that worked for her. She spoke of Sharon's many accomplishments in her Air Force Career. Then Sharon spoke to us for the first time as a Colonel. I cried through her speech too. She might be a Colonel, but she is still my little sister and I am so proud of her.
Sharon's husband Bob, our Dad and Mom, Sharon, Conner and me.