As this month ticks along, I find myself reflecting on the young man who is ready to fly into the world. Leave the nest. Become a Marine. It's been quite a privilege to raise him, together with his father, and the village that we call ours. If I'm being honest, I'm probably not ready to let him go, still a bit in denial. But I know he is ready, and for that I can only be thankful and pray God's blessings in these final weeks of high school... that he will soak up every possible moment with these friends he has made along the way. This is the foundation of the man he has become.