I just finished reading your book and I can't tell you what a profound effect it has had on me.
My son Michael just graduated from PI bootcamp on Dec 16,2005. He chose infantry and will be leaving for SOI on Jan16th. I will not lie I'm terrified at what lies ahead for him and am having a hard time with this but I have a very strong belief and faith in God and your book has helped me accept my son's choice.
He was told he will see Iraq so I will have to reread your book again to help me when he gets deployed. He also like your son has escaped injury from 2 accidents and He believes with all his heart that the Lord has a plan for him and will watch over him.
Thank you for writing such an inspiring book it has touch my heart so deeply. I hope I can be as much of an inspiration to my son as you have been to yours. What a wonderful person and mother you are to have been through so much and handled it with such grace.
God Bless you and your wonderful son.