Wednesday, January 16, 2008

I Am So Proud

Our son, David applied for a posting to the RCMP youth academy, which will take place in the spring. It was almost as rigorous as applying for the actual RCMP. They had to review his background, have letters of reference. He had to be up to date in his school work. He then went for an interview at the police station. Following that he went for a fitness test, which he breezed through. I was there for that. It was pouring down, windy , dark and cold. They had to do six laps around the track in under 14 minutes, he did it easily in 12. Then he kept on running to urge on the other kids! The hardest part of the whole process is them telling him he will have to shave his beard, which he doesn't mind too much, but he has to cut off his beautiful long hair. The fact that he is willing to do that tells me that doing this training camp is really something he is keen on doing. The officers in charge of selecting the cadets said they take all the hundreds of applications and review them and we would receive a letter of acceptance or rejection.
Well today He got his letter. It was killing us not to open it before he came home from school. I headed off to work and on my dinner break called home. Well, he got accepted! We are so pleased for him. So now in the next couple of weeks he has to get a hair cut. Ill miss those curly tresses. But like he says, he can always grow it back.
Here in these photos David and Heidi are making lefse, a Norwegian flat bread. Its yummy.
Of course the dog is always a willing participant in kitchen activities. David tells him to behave and stop begging. Of course then he gives him a little tid bit. Some disciplinarian!
This program will give participants an idea of the expectations of a career in policing. It is a tough program, Click here for a look at the webpage for more information,
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope all is well in your corner of the world. I am off to bed now! Good Night.

18 comments:

Dina said...

WEll done to your son, and i can imagine how proud you might feel. I am happy for you too.

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

Thats great news for David, I looked at the website for the academy and I'm sure he can handle it.
Visitors to Canada should know, That the red Mounty uniform is a dress uniform and not used for regular police work

Deanna said...

Excellent job Susan...! (& Keith)... you guys get the credit for raising such a great kid!

leslie said...

CONGRATULATIONS TO DAVID! And to you, Susan & hubby for rearing such an awesome young man. You must keep us up to date on his activities there AND post a photo of him with the new "do." ;D

Canadian flake said...

wow well done and wtg to your son...who knows...maybe once he has the hair cut he might decide he likes it..lol.

Penny Halston said...

Congrats all the way around for parents and son. My niece's boyfriend just completed the course in Dec. and is now stationed in the East Coast. It will be a long six months.

Louisiana said...

congratulations to him and his parents. you have every right to be proud for sure!

i hope you and your whole family have had a great holiday season. and we wish you a great new year for you all.

i will have to read back and see what news are about Kayla. i hope she is doing well.

Francesca is doing so good i'm speechless, her skin is so good hon. there is much hope for this new year for all of us.


i heard that you guys had a nasty time with the wind storm the other day. i'm hoping you and yours didn't get any damage.

many hugs to you. say hi to your dad pls..i miss his pics so i will have to stop by some time soon and feast my eyes.

xoxoxoo

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Dick said...

Congratulations to David! That might lead him into a very good job for a lifetime career. My younger son has been a policeman over ten years and still loves the work.

As to the hair and beard, they will grow back if he decides that he wants them to do so.

chosha said...

Half of me is feeling outraged that he has to cut his hair and shave his beard for an eight-day program, and the other half of me is thinking, "ooh, cool...makeover!" If he doesn't mind, can we have a before and after shot please?!

I love that he kept running to spur others on. 'High five' to him for getting in.

Chas said...

Congrats to your boy!

Walker said...

Congrats to David.
He's right hair grows back if he ever wanted to.

Herman Verbrugge said...

Congratulations David. I read what will be teached on the academy. That's quite interesting to me. It is comparable with a military training but you will learn more, such as how to handle people in all kinds of situations and under different circumstances. I wish you a lot of luck and a pleasant time. And BTW it's worth a lot of hair. See it this way, you give it away but in no time you get it back for free. I hope to see a video of this hair cutting :-)

Cowboy Joe said...

Congratulations to David. It would appear that young David is maturing. That's so fantastic. Congratulations to both you and Keith as well, you've had some rough times and lots of good ones with this middle child but you have made him into a great young man with his own mind and great determination. Big hugs to all.

Bobbie said...

Congratulations to David. I think he's going to look very handsome in uniform with shorter hair.

Enjoy your weekend Susan.

canuckabilly said...

Way to go David and things are good for everyone...that's great! Enjoy the rest of your weekend

Faye said...

You must be so proud of David. What a wonderful profession he will be working toward.
Hugs,
Faye

sharon said...

Well that rocks, Susan! Good for him for having a goal and being willing to show maturity by choosing his goal over his hair. It looks pretty long. If he has 10 inches to cut, have him leave the pony tail in and the hairdresser can donate it to locks of love! I'm sure you've heard of this awesome organization that takes hair donations and makes free wigs for patients of cancer and alopecia who are 18 years old and under. I'm sure he'll look great with his new look!

BTW, I was looking at a few of your posts that I missed and I just love that photo of the rain drop dangling from a leaf. You are so talented!