What do you do when your child says “I enlisted in the military” particularly when a war is going on? Many things went through my mind and just to name a few…. pride, panic, worry. I was proud that my son chose to serve his country. I was proud that it was voluntary when a war was going on. I was in a panic that he was enlisting when a war was going on. I was worried that he was enlisting when a war was going on.
He told me not to watch the news, but I was drawn to it, all the while praying that my son was not one of the casualties. And at the same time, praying for other mothers whose children were there on behalf of our nation. As I’m sure mothers of soldiers know, there were many times I went to bed and my heart actually ached not knowing if I would ever see him again. But at the same time knowing that if he indeed had to give his life, I would be proud that he did.
Soldier Moms, lift your head high for you are the mothers of brave sons and daughters who are willing to lay down their lives for their country. Have a wonderful Mother’s Day knowing that you are standing behind these brave warriors!