This is not so for this child. So this mother doesn't dwell on the inevitable nor on the heart that will be both swelling with pride as it breaks into a million pieces. This mother takes out her camera and captures the moments.
She strings them like pearls on the thread of her heart so that when he is gone she can take them out and run them lovingly through her fingers.
Each pearl will be blessed with a prayer, no a thousad prayers for his safety and sent with wings of love to the God who made him, the Blessed Mother who cradles him, and the Angel Warrior who defends him.
Holy Michael Archangel defend him in battle.
Come home safely Uncle Matt so that your little Savannah will always know her big brave and loving Uncle.