We celebrated Marshal's retirement from 28 years in the US Navy, so much loyalty, determination, perseverance, accomplishment, and devoted service. He retires to more work than he could ever imagine, a demand for greater faith, but surrounded by the love of God through our Lord Jesus and family.
I organized a gathering of local family over the past week, quite spontaneous. Marshal cooked an award-winning brisket as a first-timer. God gave us the most perfect 84 degree day, May 7th, without wind for a mid-day barbecue and celebration in the side yard.
|Nieces look on as Aunt Shanea puts out the desserts!|
|Marshal's mom in the middle.|
|Kids set up the badminton for cousin competition.|
|Abijah and Jed - (Gabes bird feeders and chick brooder in the background.)|
|A rare day to sit back and relax, especially with bro.|
|Father-daughter looking at me.|
|Cowboy Gabe going for the birdie.|
|Reading Marshal's last Commendation Medal award.|
|Marshal says a few words.|
|Rheanne blows out 11 candles!|