Singer Gilad Millo has penned down an emotional message to his firstborn son Omer who has joined the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as a paratrooper.
In an Instagram post, the Nairobi-based ex-diplomat celebrated his son’s enlistment to the IDF at the Israeli Air Force Museum, revealing, it was difficult parting with his 20-year-old son.
“I hugged you this morning for as long as I could until it was time to let you go. How can a father possibly be prouder my son, my boy, my first born, my pride, my Omer, sending you off today to join the Israel Defense Force, as a Paratrooper. Knowing that tomorrow Mom & I are on a plane back to Kenya, was one of the more difficult moments we’ve known since you came into this world a little over 20 years ago,” part of the post read.
He said he was proud of his achievements and went on to wish him well for taking a big step in returning back to his native land as a serviceman.
“ But this is the choice you made, to be a real Israeli, to return alone and serve your country as a lone soldier and as you say, to aim as high as you can and give it your all I ask God to protect and keep you healthy, safe, happy and strong! Counting the days till I can hug you again. Love you to the moon and back – Your very proud Dad!”