Wow. My son has been talking about joining the Marines for several months now. He graduated in 2008 and is 19-years old. I knew he was serious, but somehow I needed a bit more time to process this. But, like it or not, today's the day! He is making the three-hour drive with his recruiter to sign the papers. I'm not sure what I feel, or what I'm supposed to feel...pride? fear? uncertainty? wonder? I just don't know.