Who knew that I would love being a mom! I grew up not even thinking about it, not even for one second. I guess I didn’t feel like I was mom material. I didn’t dream of a big wedding, a marriage, and a house full of kids. It wasn’t even on my radar, but low and behold, it is exactly what happened and how thankful and blessed I am that the man upstairs didn’t listen to a thing that I said. He knew better! Tomorrow my youngest leaves for the Navy and I won’t see him for a good long while, so today I am being his mom and oh what a privilege it is. Cooking, cleaning, doing laundry, laughing and loving all the while knowing that tomorrow I will be giving the world the gift of my son, a wonderful man filled with light and love. One ready to serve humanity with all of the strength and courage that he has, which is a whole lot. I know this because he shares that strength and courage with me on a daily basis and has since the day he was born. I know that I will always be his mom, but today is different, he is letting me be the mom that he has always known for tomorrow a new journey starts. I send lots of love to all the moms who have had to let go of their sons to serve a higher calling. Well its back to my cooking, cleaning, laundry and being a mom.