Posted: 12/29/2003 5:31:24 PM EDT
Dear child I’m proud to see you go,
Although your leaving hurts me so.
My mother’s heart is full of pride,
Even though a million teardrops I’ve cried.
As you go forth answering your country’s call,
Your uniform makes you look so tall.
I’m not alone in the way I feel,
Thousands of mothers are facing the same ordeal.
Before you go please hold me tight.
I’ll pray for you both day and night.
Give me a smile as you walk away.
Stay safe and come back to me someday.
Bob Hefner 3-5-03