Levi called early this morning to say goodbye. He is leaving today for Iraq. I had planned that I would say something really profound....you know...words that when he was far away from home, and things were bad, that he would think of those profound words, and it would change everything. That all of a sudden the universe would open and it would all make sense. That whatever he was going through, would somehow seem small and simple.
I had planned to say something like, "Be Brave Son...and Remember who you are"....or "You are a strong Man...You can do this!"....or "Return home with Honor"...
Cliche...right? I mean if someone gets to the point that they don't remember who they are, they are really in big trouble.
I ended up without enough words to say anything important.
All I could say was, "I'm scared"
He said, "me too...but don't worry, Mom, I think it will be a big adventure."
I love you, boy.