I am proud to have son who is part of the 82nd Airborne. While I will never understand the want to jump out a perfectly good plane, I am grateful for son’s commitment to his country.That being said, and now that it is years later, I am able to speak of one of the most stressful times in my life: my child deploying.
My son always corrects me when I say, “you’re my baby”. He doesn’t understand that I know he is a grown man. I know he can make his own decisions. Yet, he is my first born. While I love all my children equally, I think your first born has a greater impact on your life because everything is so new. He or she will do all the “firsts”.
When A.I.T. (Advanced Individualized Training) finished, I knew if he received one of two bases, he was going to…
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