I'm an Army mom. I'm couldn't be more proud of my oldest son. Today I received the dreaded call that every army mom knows will come at one point or another "I'm going to Afghanistan." My heart sank. I tried to keep it together while we were on the phone now I can't seem to stop crying. I'm so glad I have such a supportive husband, family and another son but I am also glad I have my chickens. After my son left for basic training I wrapped myself into my chickens my husband says I'm trying to fill my empty nest. Who knows, however I do know I sure love those girls and have fun with them.