Yesterday evening my son arrived at the base where he will be doing his basic training. I would imagine today was filled with lots of paperwork and standing in line and waiting his turn to be able to fill out more paperwork. I am so very proud of him – he decided to join the army and he did everything they asked him to do so he could be sure to be able to go. Every time we would talk I had more questions and he would find out the answers so the next time we talked he had the answers I needed. He has lost a bunch of weight and is very proud of himself!
I am very proud of him but have been a basket case for the last couple of days. And why have I had such anxiety? I don’t really think something bad is going to happen to him – he is ready and will do very well. He is very smart and I am not feeling like he won’t make it through. I am already in the process of buying my tickets to be able to fly there. It is worth it to me to make the flight- I have not been flying anywhere because I am a very large woman and will have to buy two seats instead of just one. This is pretty embarrassing. Not to mention when I was talking to my Mom about the trip she was thinking I may need to look into a wheelchair to help with the walking through the airports. Oh now that was an eye opener! Surely I don’t need to have a wheelchair- I will make sure I can walk as far as needed. Just another wake up call to make myself see how far I have let myself go! I can not believe it has gotten this bad – I will say this is the last time I will have to buy two seats when I fly. There is going to be even more changes in my choices from now on- and I am stepping up the exercise as well. I am getting a handle on this and have made large strides so far but have more room to grow. I also need to remember that this did not happen over night and the changes will not happen over night either.
I wonder how much of a change I can make in the time I have left before my trip. I will still need to buy two seats but I can make sure I can walk as far as needed and enjoy the walk as well.
I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
God is on my side and will help me get the results needed to make this trip! I am thanking him for the favor in the market place and the provisions he is providing to make it possible!
In the mean time I am making plans for when after my son graduates and he comes here to visit between boot camp and when his school starts. He will be here for Christmas – something that has not happened for several years. I have a list of things I need to purchase between now and then! This is going to be the best time!! Life is so good!
I am praying for you!
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