Five Years of Lessons as a Soldier's Mom
My last blog post for PBS Point of View: Regarding War is up... I share some of the lessons I have learned as Some Soldier's Mom:
This month marks five years that I have blogged about the experience of being a soldier's mom. It has been five years since I stood at Fort Benning and tearfully (later hysterically) said farewell to my youngest son and his Army brothers ("my guys") as they left for Iraq. These five years have been a wild and horrific — and wonderful — ride. Today I share the most intense of the lessons I have learned.
1. Life really is frail. [snip]
2. There really are no words to comfort the mother or father or spouse or siblings of a soldier who has died. [snip]
Read them all at Conversations: Coming Home and add yours in the comments!