Sunday, May 29, 2005

The Sprout Has Landed

According to Sprout, flying half-way around the world is not so bad, but going through the Atlanta airport twice in one day is enough to drive a man to drinking. Well, anyway, he arrived safely in Far-Far-Away. Yeah, it's a deployment, but it could be worse. He met up with some buddies "in Atlanta" so none of them had to travel all that way without a familiar face. The Army does that, gives you friends from all over so that you get to have a pretty good network, no matter where you go. He called and sounds excited. Nervous, but excited. Now he begins his "real Army" life. No more drill sergeants, wahoo! So far, I've had 2 phone calls and 2 emails. Not bad.

Happy Memorial day, dudes.

1 comment:

Some Soldier's Mom said...

Today, when I thanked my son for his service, his simple response to me was "it's my honor to serve". When I thanked my other "son" V., he said, "proud to do it". They are each 20 years old and serving in the Sandbox. I am humbled by their sacrifice and attitudes.

Happy Memorial Day, to all the dudes and dudettes serving! (and thanks, too, Sprout's Mom!)