13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Seeing your son off on deployment. U.S. Navy Sailor.
My husband and I stood on the Navy Pier waiting to see our son off on his first deployment. It was 17 degrees and windy. My tears froze on my face. He worked so hard for 4 years to get to this point. And it was finally here. I was proud, scared and yet happy for his achievements. He stood there so handsome, so brave. I felt like the proudest Mama in the world at that moment.
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||Nov. 5, 2015, 9:20 a.m.