The number one job description for a mother is to become obnoxious in bragging on her kids. I take my job seriously and I can assure you, I have good reason. No kids are more brilliant, more generous, more loving, more interesting, more industrious, nor better-looking than my three.
Tom, the youngest, is a twenty-year veteran of the Coast Guard. He and his wonderful wife, Amy, live on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands and own and operate a charter boat called Sadie Sea.
Last month I received the following email from Tom....
Hi Mom...Did you hear Obama's Veterans Day speech? If not check it out at the following link. Half of his speech is about Taylor Morris. Taylor and his girlfriend are part of the group of 24 we sponsored down here and I spent all week with him. He was supposed to be at the White House for Obama's speech and instead came down here. When Obama mentions Taylor could not make it because he was kayaking, that's because he was with us. Open the attachment and you will see a pic of Taylor and on the second link you will see a group pic of everyone and Taylor is in the red shirt to the left being supported by his girlfriend.
(I challenge you to look at the following picture while listening to Obama's speech and not be moved to tears. What a truly brave young man--his mother must be so very, very proud of him.
And here is the VI newspaper report on the event.
Tom works hard to raise money for this group of wounded veterans and he is rightly proud of the response this activity has received. If any of my readers would like to donate to this group you may contact Tom at the following email address and he will tell you how:
And should you get to St. John anytime soon, please look Tom Larson up (he's easy to find) and give him a hug (or handshake if you're a guy) from his Mom.