The Real Deal

Today I was thinking about the day Stryker left. He was getting dressed in his ACU's and there was an eerie quiet in the house. A moment was coming that we were both dreading, and there really wasn't much to say. This was it.

I asked him how he was feeling and he said something to the effect that he was kind of excited. Excited???

Then it hit me, finally after all of their training, he was going to actually put it to use. This was his real job, the rest was just practice.

Although it was a sad day for both of us, it sure made it easier for me knowing that he was going into it excited and ready. To see him feel like he was actually going to make a difference and feel like he was actually doing his job was all the comfort I needed.