Today my daddy, Major Frederick S. McFarland officially pinned on Lieutenant Colonel (Lt. Col). So no more Major dad in our family, I think he suggested Col Pop! We'll see what the grand babies come up with. For those of you who don't know my father has served almost 30 years in the airport, I think 27 to be exact. He was a reservist for many years and went active duty in '89. He's served in Gulf War 1 & 2 and he most recently returned from service in Afghanistan. His service to our country as a chaplain is a gift and a blessing. He's great at what he does and this promotion has been a long time coming. God is good and we are grateful for dad's new promotion.
And to my mom who's served alongside him all these years (37 to be exact). Being a military wife is just as challenging as being a military member. She too has earned this promotion! They are a great team and I'm blessed to have such amazing and generous parents. It's fun to say and really mean it, that my mom and dad are two of my greatest friends and advocates and encourager's!Posted by Stina at July 31, 2007 8:15 PM