Thank you for your very kind comment on my blog page. Oh, I do SO love your cat Murphy. I'm quite partial to Siamese!
As a Veteran, I understand so very much what my Son is doing and all. As a Single Parent of an Only Child, it's still not easy. I did tell him to join and he grew from the discipline and camraderie. He's in the Reserves and wants to go Active. It's one thing for him to face danger IF he were activated and deployed. I can live with that so much easier than other possibilities. It's an entirely different entity if he were active all the time and deployed frequently.