I am always warmed by pictures of my two kids together. They turned out to be such wonderful and responsible adults. This picture is from the 1990s - when my son served in the military as a Marine.
This post is to recognize that service. I wasn't the best 'service mom.' Our family does not have a history of military service. It is not part of my life experience. While I am a strong supporter of our military, their families and the sacrifices they experience every single day, I don't do separation well. Separation from family is part of the deal when you join the military. I wish now I handled that time better.
And now I recognize the short comings of those feelings. I am not proud of them at all, but I am very proud of my son's choice and his service.
Happy Veterans Day, Matt.
Here are my two wonderful 'kids' today.
How lucky can one mom be!!