Thursday, March 19, 2009

Basic Training, Part 3

We had barely finished processing yesterday's somber news (as if it can be fully processed) and it was time. Time to take son #3 out to dinner and drop him at a hotel. Today he heads off to the adventure that is Basic training.

In the car, he called friends.

In the lobby, he said goodbye to Dad.

He also said goodbye to Mom and little sister, who shall be hidden from recruiters, thank you very much! Pay no attention to the young lady behind the barn, Sar'n So-and-So. We have already given.

He got through MEPS without anyone realizing he was in the final throes of intestinal flu. (Which, by the way has hit mom and dad today.) He called a few minutes ago from Milwaukee, where he is waiting for a plane to O'Hare, then a bus to Ft. Knox. You read that right. Some of you knew he was going to Ft. Benning, GA. Well, the Army, being the Army, changed it's mind. They're sending him to Ft. Knox,, KY. Jay went there for Basic. We didn't find the people in town to be too...accepting of soldiers. Let's hope it's gotten better in 7 years.

Godspeed, Ethan.


Betsy said...

Oh Melody,

I know your heart is so heavy, especially after the recent horrible events. It's just too much to think about.

I want you to know that I will pray for you and your boys every single day and night. Your family has really given to this country.

I know you are so proud but at the same time scared to death, especially after what has happened.

Please tell your husband and boys that I trust so much in the Lord to take care of them.

God bless your Meloday. You are one terrific mom and one very patriotic citizen.


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