Well, yesterday Braden went to MEPS in DesMoines, IA, passed and was sworn into the US Air Force.
Words cannot describe how proud I am that he has made this choice to serve our country. I have an overwhelming variety of emotions about this decision and am trying to best deal with them all. I think the most profound emotion for me is the feeling of uncertainty. I do not come from a military family and do not know anything about the military at all. The only things I have seen are what has been on TV on the news or what have you. As we all know, that hasn't been too terribly wonderful over the past several years. I am in the process of looking up and learning about everything I can as far as the Air Force goes. There is so much and it is a bit overwhelming. I hope to find answers and some guidance through the reading here online and in other places. I want to be 100% supportive for Braden and I also want to be able to enjoy his journey into the military with him.