Fourth of July visit with our son

We will try and visit him again one more time before the end if the year, but, glad to have the short time.

Our son is in the airforce in Dover, Delaware. He has 2 years in his 4 year contract and settled nicely and is thriving. He asked us to bring him his things, because he is finally in an apartment and wanted it to feel like home, not and empty space with a bed, couch and coffee maker. So we packed it up and drove on over. Michigan to Delaware is about 12hours of driving with a trailer, but seeing him was incredible. He has really grown as a person, he seems- happier, stronger mentally, calmer, smarter, more respectful and overall I would say the grown into a fine young man. I was beaming the entire weekend.

I honestly have a greater inner peace after this visit with him, moms worry, its our job. But after this visit, I feel calmer about him and his chosen path.

So overall one if the best July 4th weekend ever!

Out to dinner with my children

Published by David & Laura Speer

Were a Metro Detroit, Michigan, couple – second marriages for both of us – and we dream of retiring early to Travel the World. Follow us while we try and figure out to raise our kids, and save to retire. David is a Robot Programmer, Laura is a Medical Physicist. We put our kids before ourselves for years, saved and ate at home and now after years of all this sacrifice and raising our kids - we are closing in on empty nesting, and we realized we have the opportunity to retire earlier than most and follow our dreams to travel the world. How are we going to do this? Well we have a lot of ideas, but lets see how it works out. Our original retirement date was January 1, 2021. We are reviewing the option of working another 3 years but prefer to keep the 2021 date, either way we will be retired by 55 years old - still trying to figure out how, but working toward our goal everyday, while enjoying each other and our blended family. Follow us to see what happens. All images on this blog are copyright (c)

13 thoughts on “Fourth of July visit with our son

  1. You can relax! The military is a good mother 😀 They clothe, house and feed you well enough. On a more serious not, one really learns a lot about management skills and all manner of life skills in the military. I was a cereer soldier myself and learned about financial planning what a decade in the private sector couldn’t ever. I am proud on your behalf.

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    1. You are 100% right, they do a wonderful job, although as a mother, it is hard to let go. But, he is doing wonderful, and what else could you want – just a happy, healthy child. So, we are happy. Pete, thank you for your career service!!!!

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      1. I am genetically immune to being a mother, so I’m safe. Thanks for the words about my service, as a discarded vet in another country, I feel the pain of the scores of American vets living on the dump of society. I don’t understand why civilized nations reject their heroes

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