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Over the past few days, I have been quite sad. I have tried to ignore it, but it doesn’t go away. My baby brother (okay, he’s 20) is leaving for US NAVY Basic Training tomorrow in the Great Lakes. He will be gone for 8 weeks. I have never gone more than a week without seeing or at least talking to him before! He is my only sibling, and is only 5 years older than my first born. So, he is more of son to me than a brother, if that makes any sense?

The boys grew up together, not me and him. My mom always worked full time, so I always helped out with him. Now he’s leaving. It will be so strange for him to not pop in at dinner or call me with some hair-brained scheme. Like I said, he has never been away from any of us for that long, and he doesn’t know what to expect. My grandmother cries and my parents are quiet

No, it is not the end of the world, I know. But right now, it makes me…………………sad


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