I dont have a son but if I did I would not encourage him to join the military. My dad was in the Navy and as a medic went into combat with the Marines. The things he saw and had to do caused a lot of problems hes still struggling with over 30 years later.
Honestly, I would not encourage him to join. If he wants to, I'll support him, but I would not be the one to encourage it otherwise.
no. i have respect for people who want to join the military, but i wouldnt want my boys to do it
Every man who has meant a damn to me has been in the military. I'm 41 and have been associated with the military since birth. I have b/g twins and if they should ever decide to join it would be fine by me.
My dh is military, his father was before him, and his grandfathers were before them, and also my bil was in the military. i dont have a son, but i have a daughter. she is contantly telling me she wants to be like daddy when she grows up, shes 3 btw, we know that she immediately has that choice, whether she decides to go along with it is up to her. but from the time she started saying it i encourage her to be brave and do it if thats what she wants to do. i will be worried as any mother can be when their child goes into the military but i will be proud of her. if i have any other kids even a son yes i will said the same thing to them about joining. i will also let them know how hard it will be too.
I dont ahve a son but a stepson-and if the military was what he wanted to do-then so be it.
I have nothing but extreme respect for those that serve in the military, however... I've made it pretty clear to my kids that it's a path I am not comfortable with them taking. I would never put my foot down and forbid them from doing something they want to do, but at the same time I can't hold back my feelings of how scary the thought is of them serving in the military.
I don't know. It would be hard to have him go or my girls, but I would be proud of them
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