Today was a bittersweet day. Today we dropped my oldest son Kyle Abell off with the Navel Recruiting Office. Tomorrow, he will be sworn in and shipped off to basic training.
This morning at church his sister bawled her eyes out while he sat next to her during mass. After mass father blessed his Saint Christopher Medal and then gave Kyle a blessing for safety. After church we had brunch, took a few pictures and then dropped him off.
His mom, and I are so proud of him. He has grown into a fine young man and we know he will serve his country well. He will be spending 8 weeks at the Great Lakes basic training camp and then two to two and a half years in Monterey California in school before shipping out for 4 years of active duty.
We will definitely miss him during this time.
We plan to see him when he graduates basic and then again some time while in California. We ask that everyone pray for his safety during this phase of his life.