As I posted here and here, one son is trying to join the National Guard, but he has severe flat feet and they rejected him in December. He is in Indianapolis again today having his feet x-rayed as part of the appeal process. I have such mixed emotions. This is his heart's desire and he will be crushed and directionless if turned down. So if he comes home inducted, I'll cry, and if he comes home rejected, I'll cry. Either way, he doesn't need to see my tears, so my plan is to be strong and upbeat to encourage him.