Monday, February 22, 2010

the boy...

So. Matt, my only son, my baby will be turning 17 on Thursday. Matt has had it arranged for at least six months that his dad & I will meet at the recruiters on Friday and sign the papers for him to join the Army Reserves. This is nothing new to us. The boy has said he wanted to be a soldier since he was 5. His plans go like this: Army Reserves once a month while he is still in school. Basic Training for *gasp*10 looooonnnngggg weeks over summer break, then back home to finish his senior year while going on his once a month weekend warrior stuff, then once he graduates, he will switch to the regular Army. Then he will belong to Uncle Sam. This is not new news to me. So why, since this last Friday have I been on a constant verge of tears? I want the kids to move out. No, really, I do. This is what I raised the kids to do. Move out, be independant adults, who rely on themselves. So Matt, I want to tell you, I love you. I'm so proud of you and the young man that you've become. You make me a better person just having you in my life! Thanks for all the movies you've sat through with me, so I wouldn't have to go alone. I know it sucked going with your old mom. You are an amazing person!
P.S. I like you better without the goatee.
P.S. S. But you already knew that.




6 comments:

Kris said...

I would be falling apart myself, so you shouldn't feel bad LOL. It seems as though you've raised a grest son, be proud, and....buy a big box of Kleenex. :)

Susie said...

Thanks Kris! He is a great person, but an even better son! And I already have the biggest box of Kleenex that I could find! LOL!

~THE OPTIMISTIC PESSIMIST ~ said...

Wow! Matt really knows what he want and is going to get it! That is soooo impressive. * passes kleenex * You are right to be a proud momma!~!

Susie said...

Thanks for the Kleenex, I have turned into a complete blubber bucket and I have a feeling it isn't going to end anytime soon!

Bingo said...

Thank you to Matt for not only knowing what he wants and doing a wonderful job of planning his life like that but for serving his country. Bless you, Matt, and keep you safe! And congratulations to you for being a wonderful mother and you surely should be proud of the job you have done and your wonderful son!

Susie said...

Thanks Karen, but I have to say this: I don't think the kids are great because I'm a wonderful mom. I'm a wonderful mom because of the kids...I think God gave me great kids cause he knew I needed them...

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