Surviving Deployment


The Pink Herald's Blog

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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