Saying goodbye for three years,
Yesterday January 25, 2011 my son and his family were deployed to Germany for three years. Being in the military things like this happen, sometimes more often than parents like. Well it could be worse, some might say, he could be going to Iraq. He's been there. He could have gone to Afghanistan. Yes he could have. He has also been in Saudi Arabia during the first gulf war. So he is familiar with heading to places outside of the country.
Maybe I have been spoiled having him within two hours away for the last five years but that doesn't change how a parent feels when their child is out of sight even if they are all grown up. I hope that he has a good tour of duty.
Now I know how my parents felt when I left to join the Ari Force in the 60's.