We sit on the couch together, sharing favorite TV shows. His have to do with motocross, history, Frontline’s Behind Taliban Lines.
We talk a lot, and the sense of what being a soldier means is born in my heart, again. The courage, the resolve, the strong sense that our nation is something worth protecting is what pushed my son to join the military. Many might argue that our presence in Central Asia and the Middle East have nothing to do with protecting our own country, but, especially after hearing the news that doesn’t make it into our media, that thinking is challenged.
Ultimately, this blog is not about the politics of war. It is about supporting our loved ones who find themselves in it. Understanding the choice to be there is strategic to that support. Understanding military life and perspective is crucial.
I’m thankful for the reminder. His courage bolsters mine.