Oh, Ferris, you were a wise young man. Since March I have lost my job, started another job, gotten a breast reduction, had my son get married, had my husband lose his job and start another job, had a friend attempt suicide and come out of the closet. Damn. Ain’t that some shit? At the end of the day, we are all still here and standing strong.
In addition, two of my former coworkers and sister-wives, have moved. Either they or their spouse has found employment elsewhere than this state with a huge mess on its hands. It’s heartbreaking to lose people I love for issues out of our control.
All I know is that at the end of the day, I am more grateful than ever for time I have. Life really does move fast-if you blink you might miss it.
My son just graduated from OSUT at Fort Benning. If you don’t know what OSUT is, that is One Station Unit Training. That is for the infantry. Having your child go away and lose all contact for a while is disconcerting but I made it through. I think it’s easier since he had lived in his own apartment for a while before he left and didn’t come over every day. I had adapted to our relationship and this is another adaptation. The good thing is that now he is done and at his duty station so I can hear from him when I want. Yay for modern communication.
Then my daughter snagged a second job this week. She’s getting her single motherhood badge stamped a couple of times. Working hard and taking care of a toddler is not an easy feat. I am impressed by the young adults that my children are turning out to be.
So often you wonder if you’re screwing your kids up-and yes-we all are. Guess that puts on pretty equal footing out there in the world. I just wonder when those two little kids became a US soldier and a mom?