This is a proud mommy moment.  But, I find myself extremely emotional.  I don't know how to prepare myself for this.  My oldest son, Sawyer, is taking his ASVAB today...with hopes of signing on to the Army National Guard.  

He came up with this idea all on his own.  He is very excited about the opportunity.  Sawyer's plans are to go to college with the help and guidance of the National Guard.  I support any plans he has for a productive future.

I've read all the parenting books...about raising infants, toddlers...but I don't recall any chapters about 'sending the child off to the military'.  My heart is in my throat.  I'm extremely proud of him and his choices.  I don't know how to let go of him.  He's my baby.

Yet, with tears in my eyes...I find myself smiling saying 'one down, 5 more to go'.