Skip to comments.Today my son began the process of entering the US Army
Posted on 10/17/2012 6:41:14 PM PDT by Badabing Badablonde
He struggled in school, crying during math, throwing tantrums during reading, and required a nightly headlock to get his schoolwork completed every night. In 2009 his father deserted us and completely cut him off financially, his sophomore year in community college. Since then he has held down numerous jobs to scrape together tuition, did a stint in Job Corp, and currently works partime in an automotive shop, while helping me care for my adult disabled daughter.
He is a good man. Drug and alcohol free, proud that for him true love continues to wait. Attends church every week, shares his faith, respects him mama, protects his sister, and he melts my heart.
But he wants to find his greatness. He wants opportunities. He wants to feel like there is a future and hope out there somewhere. He feels called to be part of something greater. I love my son so I support that.
I'm a mom. I'm not cut out to show him how to be a man. I teach him how to treat a date like a lady. I teach him that anger is for amateurs and revenge is for whiners. A good deed done in secret has twice the value. But I am incapable of the hard stuff. I don't even know what the hard stuff is. But I do know that he needs a life that doesn't involve caring for a tired single mom and a sister who requires more sacrifices than he is prepared to give right now. I'm sure the Army will be good for him, if he puts his own good into it first.
Mr. President, I wrote you off before you ever became the Dem candidate. I read about your church -- I cannot vote for a candidate who aligns himself in faith with a church that swears unquestionable allegiance to another country. When you campaigned in Germany, instead of working here in this country to win my vote, I was appalled. And when you referred to your own grandmother, a woman who loved and raised you, as a typical white woman, you made me sick. Its obvious to me you have no character or integrity. You have no record of ever fighting for anything, of ever taking a stand on anything, of ever demonstrating your commitment to be a public servant. You are Chauncey Gardener. You are just accidentally Being There.
But now my son is going to defend this country. The odds are he will be sent somewhere to fight people who hate us, hate that is more than likely enabled by your snivelling spinelessness and your need to be loved. The past four years our fine men and women in uniform have endured your contempt all the while protecting you and dodging bullets fired by your agenda. I will continue to pray every night and every morning that you are swept quickly and soundly out of my White House, and that your successor is able to restore our honor and greatness and pride. I have always loved my country and I have dedicated my life to working in its daily processes. I come from a large family of service men and women. But now, its my baby going out there, and frankly Mr. President, you don't deserve him.
Good luck to you and your son.
He’s going to do GREAT! It’s like a reallllly well-funded summer camp, except with a WHOLE lot of yelling, at first. It’s also easy to fall asleep if you’re really tired.
But he’ll love it and he’ll be FINE.
He’ll do great, and so have you.
Your son has a very good foundation from YOU. Thank you for raising someone who serves. Please thank your son for this grateful American. Know that I shall pray for his safety.
God I pray you grab these deserting dads by the scruffs of their necks and direct their cheating hearts like watercourses. Let them be miserable with their situation, so they will turn to you and return home to the families that they deserted as Christ like fathers and husbands willing to lay their lives down for their families.
he’ll do well, you’ve raised a good man, yes a man. He has values and stability, traits that will serve him well in the very near future. Thank You, and Thank him from us all.
My very best to you and your son. BTT.
Awesome post. God bless you and your son.
inspiration to us all.
God bless him, and God bless you and yours.
Good luck to you both and BIG HUGS!!!
Thank you so much for raising a good boy in circumstances that other women consider an excuse to throw up their hands in surrender. I will pray for him too. His road won’t be an easy one. But you did prepare him for it better than most other parents.
If it's not too late, convince your son to joing the Air Force. I think his opportunities are much greater in the USAF and the AF treats its enlistees better. Much better. He'll be safer, too, although many AF personnel do end up in the war zone. This is based on my son's experience as an enlisted man who eventually was accepted to and graduated from the USAF Academy.
PS: Excellent letter.
This kid is not troubled. He has a learning issue. Just like my son.
God Bless the USA!
Thank you for that advice. He actually would prefer the AF, since my father and his 6 brothers were all officers in the AF. He did not do well on the practice test, so it may be easier for him to enter the Army. The math portion apparently kicked his butt and that discouraged him.
Just my humble experience speaking here...
It is going to be a bit of a shock at first... then normal
I wish I could do it all over again, I need a Time Machine
PS if you hear any complaints about Basic, reassure him that it gets much worse... (Social Engineering) ... the rest of it is to be treasured, life long friends and a Mission.
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