My son moved back home last week. He arrived in the states from Iraq in May and is now discharging from the Army. He was in the service for six and a half years.
Children moving back home is a hot topic among people nearing or in retirement. My husband and I always knew we wanted to him to move back home. It’s a tremendous transition to go from the military to being a civilian. I wanted him to know he had a soft place to land.
As we learn to live together, parents and adult child, I’ll write more.
For right now, I want to say thank you to my son who went war. I want to say thank you to all the other sons and daughters who have gone to war.
I had hoped that by this time in our evolution, humans would find a better way to resolve conflict. Maybe we never will.
Until we do, thank you to all those who do what needs to be done.