|I love the skinned knee, he was so proud of himself |
for being on top of a mountain. Holding a plastic airplane
feeling like a tough guy, Nate is truly a gift from God.
Should I then be surprised that this child would decide to become a cadet at the United States Military Academy? What's a mama to do?
|Nate is a man's man there's no denying it!|
|Watching my son march by me on R-Day |
was far more intense than I could
have anticipated and trust me,
I anticipated it being very difficult.
Next Saturday, the journey to and through West Point will be complete. (Insert deep breath) My oldest OS will graduate from USMA. The sweet spot I have enjoyed, being part of the Long Grey Line but not having to think about him actually going in harm's way will be over. The next journey as a military mom starts. Things feel surreal and overwhelming. With that in mind, it's no surprise that when the Hubs said he wanted to buy a shotgun for our OS as a graduation gift, I did not react favorably. Frankly, it's not anywhere near the top of my list of things to get my kid. But the boy who fashioned a gun out of a sandwich would love this and I need to measure my response. Chalk it up to another new moment as the mama of a Soldier.
|My boy and his bonita in El Salvador. Nate is becoming his own man |
and I rejoice over him being a person of honor, faith and integrity.
“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble."