They tell you that you’ll be proud and anxious. They tell you that you’ll miss him more than you expect. They tell you about the tears and the worry and the sleepless nights because you’re afraid you’ll miss a phone call.
They tell you, so you know. They tell you, so you think you’re prepared. But you don’t know, not really. And you’re not prepared enough.
I know he’s made it to the base where he will be going through Basic Training. I know he’s okay. I know he should be able to call me sometime in the next couple of days, when in processing is over before the hard stuff really starts.
So now we wait…