The long awaited day is, now, quickly approaching.
My son will report to his hotel on Sunday; just a few hours away it seems. As I understand it, he will go through MEPS again on Monday to change status to active duty. He then ships out to Cape May on Tuesday, September 10th.
I am so proud and excited for him but, of course, as his Mother I am nervous as well.
He has a plan for his future; a good and logical plan. I support him fully.
He is my oldest son. How did he grow up so fast? How did I go to sleep one night with a little boy in the other room and wake up with a young man where that little boy was sleeping just minutes before? That little boy, heading off nearly 3000 miles away from home to begin a new life as a young man serving his country.
He chose to read military books and diaries of servicemen starting at an early age. So, I always knew this day would come.
I just didn't know it would come so soon.
So many emotions this week...