Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Yesterday we drove 4 hours south to St. Paul/Minneapolis area to see my son off on his next mission.
He's going to Afghanistan for 18 months. It was very hard to keep a happy face. They gave them a nice send off. We went to a local restaurant. TGIF's. Our first time there. Nice restaurant but what blew me away was at how great the service was. There were other military families there also. We had 4 hours before they had to go back to their motel for one last night and then fly out at 4 a.m. The service at TGIF was crazy good and they didn't mind one bit that we took up so much space and enjoyed every second with our son before leaving the last two hours alone with his bride of one week.
When I start thinking too hard about him being over there again...the tears start to flow....
Chin up I tell myself....but it's so scary. I can't imagine what his new bride is going thru.
Please all my spark friends keep our children in the Armed Forces in your prayers.