While hiding in the hallway, I listened as the commander retold the story I told him a few hours earlier.
It was the story of how my daughter, Hayley, had gone from aspiring college student bent on becoming a physical therapist to landing in that career field with the Air Force. The catch, though, required her to report to boot camp three days later, leaving her parents almost no time to come to grips with the fact that their middle child was leaving the nest.
The commander knew I was listening in the hallway. Hayley didn’t have a clue.