Here we were - again - in that awkward moment when we both have our
hearts in our throats - and Charlie says " I love you Dad - take care of Brook
and the Bong"...... Then silence - and that numbness.... This really sucks!
My son was boarding a plane to head back to Iraq. I'm proud to tell anyone
and everyone about my Special Forces soldier, but these moments are the
worst. Every waking moment will be filled with thoughts for his safety and
speedy trip home.. The Bong - is short for "Bing-Bong" one of his pet names
for Ava - his gorgeous daughter...
I'll think of times on the mountains, oysters at the Crab Shack and count
the days until my boy comes back to Brook and the Bong... and Dad...
I love you son - hurry home!