Wednesday, April 4, 2012


After my then new husband and I were married in Villa Rica, GA, we left for a weekend honeymoon in Florida, my first visit to that state. Since our wedding was in the evening and also was delayed for an hour, we stopped in Phenix City, AL to spend the night. Just across the line in Georgia is Ft. Benning, Army training base for brand new soldiers who chose Infantry. I did not and could not have imagined that fifty-four years and a few days later our one and only grandson would be in training at Ft. Benning. Grandpa had served in the Navy, had been out only a couple of years when we married. He would have been proud to be present when his grandson graduates from Army Basic Training, I'm sure. Military service in one branch or the other is a proud tradition in both our families. Most family members did not make the military a career, but some cousins and uncles have done so. I won't say I have no concerns. But I do know that God's angels can watch over my precious grandson even in military service. I will hang onto that and give thanks.

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