Leavin’ on a jet plane

6 thoughts on “Leavin’ on a jet plane”

    1. Thank you. Yes, I’m so very proud of him and yet … this is hard. And then I think, if it’s this hard for me, what must it be for his parents and sister? He was with them every day. Kids grow up and leave home all the time. But knowing that doesn’t make it any easier.

  1. Such a sensitive commentary on what many of us experience — loved young ones whose lives take them afar from us when they reach adulthood. “…he’s not gone forever. It just seems that way.”

    1. It was easier when my son left. He first went to a local college, coming home often. Then the distances and absences gradually became longer. This time it was so abrupt. And contact will be so limited.

  2. Like marriage, a new job, or a serious accident, joining the military is life-changing. It is destiny irreversible, viewed most poignantly from advanced age. Makes me think of the Robert Frost poem, “The Road Not Taken.”

    1. I’ve no doubt he’ll make an outstanding Marine. And it seems a good choice for a young man unsure about what he wants to do or study right now. If only Kabul hadn’t happened just before he left …

... and that's my two cents