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Some of my friends signed up to join the military. I spend some time each day wondering if I'll ever see them again. I tell myself I will, that they'll be back to annoy me with their petty quarrels and drama ridden lives, complaining about their girlfriends and families.

Sometimes I can't reassure myself that I'll ever hear from them again. So I tell them to be careful, reaffirming my status as a kind of a mother hen figure, always hovering and making sure they do things right.

I do this not because I think they need me looking over their shoulder. I do it because it's the only way I really know how to show that I care about them. That I worry about them, because I'm not sure how many, if any, will come back. I know one is going for a military career.

And all this is brought to my mind today, and I wonder: will I see their names written up on a wall for fallen heroes?

I don't want to, but if I do, I'd be proud to know them.
True story. It really is.
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Gigicom Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
this is sad but beautiful story at the same time :hug: :+fav:
xxhot-stuffxx Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
shardsofmidnight Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Hobbyist Writer

My cousin is going into the Navy this year. She'll most likely be safe because she's going to be a scientist, but I'm feeling a lot of the same things right now.
D4N13L-H3N50N Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like this one a whole lot. I've seen people go off and never come back from the military. And everyone seems to have that very same answer.

"I'm proud that I have had <name> in my life. And prouder still that they died trying to make our lives better" or words to that effect.
5000guru Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
'Tis sad when a friends enlist in the military, especially during war times.
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