As you know I am extremely happy that there are young men and women who want to go into the military. And you should be very proud. But as a mother, I feel what you must be going through. I am always taken back to the story of the recuiter who was trying to sign up a new recruit and the mother kept saying "No, he isn't going to go into the military" The recruiter said "what if every mother said No?" And of course you know the punch line- then there wouldn't be anymore wars. But we don't have that power, do we? We have to let our children do what they want and hope that it is what makes them happy. But know I feel your pain.