Tuesday, September 30, 2008

One Step Closer...

"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."


Hmmm...wrong answer!

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.......

14 comments:

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Your son sounds like a smart and classy guy.

And I love your use of the *!!

Hallie :)

AirmanMom said...

hallie...thank you for the kind words!
Once again, Happy Birthday to your baby boy :)

lela said...

My rather petite daughter attended the USAFA. During some type of training, she was tasked with trying to "take down" one of her classmates; who just happened to be quite a bit bigger than my daughter. She said that after dealing with the humor of the situation, she allowed herself to get mad and "whoop, there he was" on his back on the mat. She's still surprised. It's amazing what these kids can do when they need to do it. And you're right....life does go on.

AirmanMom said...

lela...thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment!
Love the story of your daughter...so true they do what they need to do, when they need to do it!

HopeSpringsATurtle said...

Airman Mom,

Thanks for your blog, it's an interesting and a reminiscent journey back to my own days in Basic at the beginning of my career. Your son has wisdom beyond his years and like Lela's daughter, will find strength in himself he never knew was there.

Your sidebar sports the Airman's Creed, so I thought you might enjoy this clip of the Creed recited by USAF members.

My USAF significant other is deployed in Iraq currently and I find myself seeking out other military and their families for support and encouragement.

I wish your son and his fellows the best of luck on his life-enriching experience of serving our country. Good luck to you as well.

AirmanMom said...

hope...First of all, thank you for the Creed clip...it was excellent! Thank you for your service and for supporting your SO. As you well know..love and prayers are needed for all those who serve our country.

david mcmahon said...

Good to see you back in BlogLand again.

Kellan said...

What a great quote! I wish you son the best!!

Take care - Kellan

AirmanMom said...

david...thanks for stopping by, it is a pleasure to *read* you as well.

AirmanMom said...

kellan...thanks for leaving a comment... I found the quote a while ago...and today was the perfect post.

Jennybean said...

Sometimes it's hard to "fake" those things...

Great post!

Michelle said...

I could tell that John had a gentle soul. But I am sure that when the time comes (if it comes) he will be able to fight for what is right.

I finally posted some pictures and there are 2 of your handsome boy. Sorry it took so long. Lots going on.

AirmanMom said...

jennybean...thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment! I enjoyed my visit to your blog!

AirmanMom said...

michelle...my heart goes out to you, for all you have been going through. Hang in there, my friend!
I can't wait to stop by your blog and see the pictures you have of John! I've been keeping up with Shay's blog as well....she is her mother's daughter! So sweet (and smart)!