My oldest son is leaving for bootcamp at noon today. I am so incredibly proud of him and his choice to better his life and serve our country. He has always been the most amazing, loving, and wonderful kid. The only one of my five not trying to kill me on a daily basis. As he has gotten older we have truly become friends. I will miss him desperatley. I am so full of mixed emotions right now. So proud of him, so excited for him and the adventures in real life that he will be experiancing. So sad that he will not be here everyday. He is joining the Air Force. I know he will do amazingly well. He is just a brilliant kid. He is excited to get through basic and tech school and then to be able to start college courses while he starts his career. My heart just swells with emotion for this kid. I know the next time I see him he will be a man full of pride in himself and pride for his country. Please hold him in your thoughs today.