Today is a Monday. Monday is a day where I recharge my batteries, plan my week, and if possible, stay in my "comfies" (moss green velour lounge pants, sweat shirt and those fluffy, soft socks).
Today, I will catch up on my Operation Santa emails. I came back from Spousebuzz Live to a gazillion emails in my inbox.
Today is also a day of momentous import for my family.
Today, my son will no longer be a reservist. Today, my son will be an active duty Marine.
Today, my son will start training for his first deployment to the sand box.
Today, I will take the handmade, crocheted, WWll two blue star service banner that I found in an Oceanside antique store and frame it. I imagine that the woman who made that banner must have felt how I am feeling today: a mix of pride and concern. Military families have surely felt this mix of feelings since the beginning of time.
Today, I will hang that banner on my wall. I will think of all the wonderful, beautiful women and men who were at the Spousebuzz conference this weekend. I will remember their stories. I will remember the overwhelming feeling of support and the strength of the sisterhood.
Today, my family will start a new journey.
Today, I will be strong.