Since my 2 oldest children have left for their military service, I've gotten a few odd comments. Is there some stigma about the military that I don't know about? One comment, "Is this something you forced her to do?" And another with a half-hearted smile, "Well, if that's what they want to do...". I find both of those comments unsettling. Of course, I didn't force my children into a military career, and of course it is what they wanted to do. They chose it, not me.
I do understand that there are a few bad apples in the military. The news media makes sure you hear about every single one of them. But, then again, I know of a few bad doctors, a few bad teachers, a few bad lawyers, a few bad politicians. It doesn't make them all bad; well, maybe the last one?
Maybe it is because my son/daughter chose the military over 4 years away at college? Each person makes their own choice. They need to choose the path that is best for them. It doesn't make it best for everyone. I'm proud of my children and their most recent decisions to serve their country.
Welcome to my family blog. I have been married to Mike for over half of my life. I love my Savior, Jesus. I am a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom to six terrific, interesting children. My 3 oldest were born to me in my younger years, while my 3 youngest were given to me by God in my older years. I am very blessed. ~Cheri