I am proud as a peacock with the strong, honorable young man he has become, and proud that he has risen so high in his commander's esteem that they are begging him to re-enlist (knowing they are under orders to reduce their numbers overall). I have told him as well. Yet with all the unrest in the world the thought of him staying in gives me a very heavy heart. OK, understatement. It scares the crap out if me and I just got over the Afghanistan (right on the Pakistan border) deployment. I will never share my fear with him and will support his choice, but damn it is hard!
He has several meetings next week where he will find out the details of the bidding wars and will decide after that.
My sweet baby boy has grown into an exceptional young man, but I am just as worried about him now as I was when he was a little boy...
This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man, ~ Shakespeare
Please thank him for his service to our country.
Think of the haters in your life as sandpaper; they’ll scratch you up time and time again but in the end you’re polished, smooth, and spotless..while they end up useless
There are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them-Vicky Baum
"That's the thing about pain, it demands to be felt."
It's hard - even frightening - to see our children all 'grown up' and making these serious decisions. We just have to trust them to live their life in the way that's best for them.
Sending you strength.
((((Phoenix & DS))))