It's been a little busy around here... 13 days ago, he graduated from high school. 4 days ago, we celebrated his accomplishments and his future endeavors. 2 days ago, he swore to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. 1 day ago, we watched him get on the airplane for Basic Training. Today, I miss him. I can't describe the pride I have, knowing that he could have done anything with his life, yet he chose to defend my freedoms. That instead of hanging out with his multitude of friends for the summer and attending college classes this fall, that he set his goal and followed it, steadfast. Before he left, he took time away from his friends (at his party) to make sure that I knew how to shoot his shotgun.