Welcome to Son to Soldier. We started this blog as a way to journal our son's journey to become a soldier and a medic in the U.S. Army (HOOAH!) This has been and continues to be an exciting adventure for our entire family. We have covered lots of new territory and continue to learn more and more every day. We will be posting son's letters, pictures, and will try to keep you updated. And I'm sure we'll also have lots of posts from Mom since she's just a tiny bit proud!! I LOVE being an ARMY MOM!

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Sunday, April 7, 2013

The Soldier Mother's Creed

I am the mother of an American Soldier.

I give my complete and unwavering support to my soldier.

As my son serves the people of the United States, so I humbly offer up prayers for his safety and the safety and health of those he serves beside..

I respect his choice to adhere to a strict moral code and a system of values that has preserved our country over two centuries.

I accept that my soldier's first duty is to his country and I understand that this sacrifice he willingly makes is what keeps our nation great.

I will never expect anything but the best from my soldier, for I know he is capable.

I know that a soldier's heart is true and strong, and that my soldier will endure.

I will never abandon my soldier, my son. I will love him unconditionally.

He will know I am there with him, even when he is alone.

I am disciplined, emotionally and mentally tough, learning to wait for phone calls and letters or emails home.

I, like my soldier, am an expert.
I stand ready to do whatever I can do to let my son, my soldier, know that we are here for him, behind him, we love him, and I will pray for the swift destruction of the enemies of our country.

I am the person who stood guardian of this man who has become my soldier, now our guardian of freedom and the American way of life.

I am the proud mother of an American Soldier!

Be Safe - Be Good - Be Strong