My son Logan left this morning for Columbus to sign up with the Ohio National Guard. It could be worse. He could be with another branch of the military that would put him in more danger, but this is quite bad enough with a war going on.
We had planned for the three of us, me, his dad and him, to go to breakfast together before sending him off. I didn't make it.
Driving through the neighborhood there were too many little boys standing on the corner to catch their bus and go off to Kindergarten and too many moms and dads standing with them who have no idea how fast the time will pass.
I pulled my Jeep over, called my husband and told him I was going to have to let him do this. I just can't. It would not be good to bawl my way through breakfast. I have no problem with my kids growing up and leaving home. When Cody married Allison and moved out it was sad but it was OK. This, this is something else entirely.
The pic is of Cody and Logan and Jazz. Logan was 3, Cody 7 and Jazz was a puppy.