I got a call from my son yesterday that’s in US Army boot camp right now. The feeling was fantastic!
Coming from a military family and having been military myself I never thought that if one of my children decided to join that I would feel as I do about them being away from me. It’s a strange thing; I know that while in boot he’s out of harms way and that he’s eating and getting enough rest. But not being able to pick up the phone and call him just drives me nuts! I guess it the fact that I no longer am in control if what I can and can’t do when it comes to my son anymore.
That’s not to say I’ve controlled my kids lives, the opposite is true, four of my kids, including Rich, the one in the Army, have been on their own for years and have been living and building their lives. I guess it’s the not having the ability to call and check on him.
Whatever the case I will deal with it… I’m so proud that my son chose to join the military and serve his country. Here is the last picture I have of him, he and my daughter Jess.