I never thought I would see the day when I would be saying that my son was in the service and going to help fight a war. No one in our family has ever served for our country. So when Brendan came to me and said, "Mom I'm joining the Army". To be honest I thought he was kidding. If you knew Brendan you would think the same thing. He's always joking and kidding around. That month when told me, he had just started his freshman year at a Community College. But it turned out that college wasn't his thing. Come to think of it, school was never his thing. At first I was a nervous wreck. I cried for weeks. Thinking horrible things. But as the days passed and he continued to encourage me that things were going to be O.k. I felt much better. As a parent we never wish for our children to be in harms way. I know this is important to Brendan. He is a very sweet man. He was always my little cuddlier. It's funny to me to say that he is a man. It seems like it was just yesterday when I brought him home from the hospital.
I am honored to say that my son is serving our country. I have gotten in the habit to not watch the news anymore. It is hard to hear about what our sons and daughters are going through over in Iraq.
Brendan! oh how I am going to miss you. Christmas will not be the same without you. I want to thank you "B" for your sacrifice. I know you will make me proud. Just remember we don't need a hero in the family. Just a safe and healthy trip back home to us. I love you! More!
Monday, December 10, 2007
Posted by Kim Hardt Originals at 10:32 PM