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Today I said farewells to my young brother, for he is off to the Army. As I watched him go, I remember being in his place 25 years ago. The pride, fear, relief, joy, uncertainty, I could only imagine what he was feeling. He is about to embark on his journey to adulthood in a major way. He will be sorely tested. It is going to be an adventure for him...hopefully a safe one.

What will he be like the next time I see him? When will that be? For how long? Will it be? These questions don't seem to have an answer. Now I know how my mom felt... but I did the same thing and it was necessary for me. I know this holds true for him also.

I don't particularly know why I put this on the blog because technically it is not about coolworking. I think his desire to see the world and his desire to experience the world gives him the same characteristics though, so I will use it as an excuse. I guess I am just both proud and worried...

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Comment by angel on March 8, 2008 at 8:26pm
yeah bro god bless and aspeedy return for your lil bro now hes the man i support yous guys all the way angel man out .
Comment by akscootr on March 8, 2008 at 8:56am
Thanks for the comments, amigos. It felt good to write that. Thank you Juni, I think that life is a learning process. I think that one gets old only when they stop learning...
Semper fi, Douglas...
Comment by Juni on March 8, 2008 at 1:54am
"He is no fool who loses what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." I pray he will be safe and that you both learn alot from this time in your lives!!God bless you both!!
Comment by Bill Berg on March 5, 2008 at 6:14pm
Proud and worried indeed. All the best to your brother and your family.


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