I have been reading through the various discussions and was somewhat surprised by the sorrow in many of the mom's postings. My daughter just finished basic and is now at A-school in San Antonio. She signed up as a "Master of Arms". I did not realize until I researched around just how dangerous of a job that could be and that she could get sent over to Afghanistan, or Iraq. Although that does concern me, I find that I am not only a proud Navy mom, but very excited for my daughter. She is having a great time, is pleased with her decision to join, and is looking forward to being shipped off someplace. Her dream location would be Japan - -she's dreamed of not only going to Japan -- but LIViNG there -- since she was very young. She's always been fascinated with the Japanese culture. So I find myself not saddened by the "loss" of my daughter to the Navy, but excited for the many potential opportunties that will be offered to her as she begins her journey. And I do realize some of those same opportunities could be very dangerous....
And for now, I still get to talk to her whenever I want and can visit her soon. Maybe down the road I will not be so excited, but for now, I am really excited for her and proud of her too.
What does your son do to be in Italy?
I agree with you I let go let God...I put my son in God's hands and know he will be safe..I am so proud of my son that he chose to go into the Navy and I pray that he grows, learns, sees the world, does a great job. he just left Sunday for bootcamp, called us last night to say he got there and I think of him constantly..he wanted to be independent and see the world and have a career..I am so proud!!! I look forward to the letters, the graduation, all of it!!