First of all,
we want you to please relate this message to the graduate from us.
VERY, VERY MUCH!
all the mothers and fathers, sisters, brothers, grandparents, aunts,
uncles, cousins and friends of the young lady or gentleman graduating
Lackland AFB, my heart is with you. I know exactly how proud you
are and how concerned you might be at this time of reverence and
I know, because I am the mother of a son who went into the
military. No worries, he made it back alright, but he did go to
Iraq and he did fight in 2 major battles there. He
still has all his fingers and his toes, but he has a major scar that
from his wrist to his elbow, as a remembrance of what might have
been. He was injured in
the Battle of Falujah and he did receive 2 purple hearts. They
were bestowed to him by Governor Rick Perry. We are all very
proud of him. So, I know how proud you all are.
I try to make the families of Graduates especially comfortable when
they have the opportunity to see their child again for the first time
since they kissed and hugged them good-bye all those weeks ago.
They have come so far since you saw them last. I smile as I think
of how they say Ma'am and Sir so much more now than they used to.
They are so Awesome! Take A LOT of tissue to graduation!
It is my hope that when you choose to stay at Das Liszt Ferienhaus for
this event you all have the opportunity to create a marvelous
memory. One that these children can hold onto even in the face of
something very frightening. Most of the time the graduating child
prefers to stay at the house with the family, rather than even being
gifted with a night at one of the most expensive hotels on the
The home is filled with everything you need to prepare their favorite
foods, foods they have thought about over and over during this time
away. By now, they have probably already told you that "family
home cooking" is the first thing they want to eat. They want
their favorite dish only you can make.
Please know that all my guests are special to me, but the families of
graduating military hold a very special place in my heart.
Kristofer in Iraq