"Mom, I beat the crap* out of somebody today!"
So began the conversation with my son on Friday afternoon. I was strolling the waterfront of the Puget Sound in Seattle, picture perfect day...at least by Pacific Northwest standards!
My first question of course was the welfare of my own son...
Ahhh... SF Training...how could I forget?
John is now certified to use an M16 and a Baton. He is inching closer to deployment.
One thing of interest...John shared that his instructor was getting a bit PO'ed since John wasn't getting angry enough while using the baton. John simply is not an angry spirit. He went on to share that the instructor started asking John about his girlfriend...trying to push a button. Instructor said, "Imagine walking up to your girlfriend's front door, a bunch of thugs* won't let you see her...what would you do?"
John's reply.."Walk away!!! I'm not retarded."
I have no doubt my son will do what needs to be done, when/if it needs to be done.
"A soldier fights, not because he hates what's in front of him, but because he loves what's behind him!! "
Please note my * I inserted my words, not the exact quote of my military son!
John is back to work this week.
Life goes on.......