And when things seem bleakest and you feel like you can't go on.....the "Sonshine" peaks t
(no login) Posted Sep 20, 2001 3:56 PM
Some will know that "Sonshine" has nothing to do with my son. Today it ended up coming through my son.
The phone rang and I almost didn't answer it since I had just layed down for some much neaded sleep. Crying sure does wear you out, gives you a headache, and makes you look a mess! It was Matt. So.....I wished him a Happy Birthday and many, many more happier ones!
He warned me not to pay too much attention to the media. What they pick up on troops deploying is in the normal course of things....they were already deploying. Granted there are others deploying that were not but not to let it get to me. They are ready and we need to be ready to support them. Of course, this young man has not seen a TV since a week ago last Sunday..BEFORE all of this.
He was touched deeply by my relating to him about the Vet's keeping the recruiters busy....I think in some ways that gives them strength and encouragement, afterall..they've been there and done that. Those are just my thoughts. He also asked if any of his friends had enlisted....to which I have no clue. But I doubt it.
I did ask him if when they told them about the happenings of Tuesday if he thought it was like in boot camp when they called them all together and said they were being sent to Kosovo I believe at that time. He said no..and that they don't do that anymore since it was said to be too much of a mind game. Said it's too bad they don't because it was certainly a "gut check" of reality and weeded out some that weren't supposed to be there.
So, moving on on this end...one day at a time.