Now We Wait…

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.


The recruiter picking him up the night before he shipped out.

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.


The future Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines that swore in and shipped out the same day as my youngest son. 

So now we wait…


About Cheri

I'm the mom of two boys and wife to my high school sweetheart. Our oldest, Josh, is living at home while working and paying off student loans. Our youngest, Griffin recently left his active duty Army job and is now National Guard here at home. He moved back to Michigan with his wife Kirsten and our beautiful granddaughter Hazel. I work part time and try to fit as much reading into my life as possible.
This entry was posted in Procrastinators Progress and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to Now We Wait…

  1. Pingback: Looking Back at 2016 | All In Good Time

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s