The day is finally here and in just a few short hours we will have to say goodbye. This time it will be for about 7 months, It doesn't sound like much but during that time there are 5 family birthdays, Mother's Day, cheer competitions, summer camp/vacation, anniversary, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, the holiday season and so many other special events. We will feel his absence and we will all be reminded that time doesn't stand still, for us or for him.
He's a tried-and-true Atlanta Falcons fan so along with his family photo, he's packed up his favorite Falcons jerseys. Today we will lunch on one of his favorites - Chick-fil-a, before heading to the airport to do what military families do - say goodbye and then lean on each other for comfort.
We are proud of my son, my daughter-in-law and my nephew and all of the other men and women and their families who serve in the armed forces and make these sacrifices every day.
Godspeed dear son.