I had the honor of attending my son's Pass In Review on the 237th birthday of the Navy in the company of about four thousand fellow spectators. On this graduation day, one fully appreciates the magnitude of committment our sons and daughters have made. You feel the power of the United States Navy and the glory of our country. As I heard 1100 voices loudly and proudly recite the Sailors Creed and sing Anchors Away, my eyes repeatedly welled. I believe the Navy's newest sailors also felt the…Continue
I find myself flipping back forth between "What I can write about on this blog?" and wrapping my head around the events in the world, "What the heck is going on?" I have little mini-blogs in my head as I wander around the shampoo aisle in Target. And later, as I sip my coffee and watch virtual chaos on the news, I am wondering why is this all happening NOW? Am I just increasingly aware since we have a son in the Navy?
I thought about blogging about the 466 Navy acronyms…Continue
I'm not asking you to read this blog! Although I do appreciate being read by you.
I'm suggesting a couple of books that you, your SR's parents or siblings might enjoy reading. I found out about these books by reading a blog by another Navy Mom written ages ago. My husband has been enjoying reading these and I think they provide us with a little comfort in learning what our SR is learning. And seeing a little into boot camp life is never a bad thing, as we're all pretty much out of…Continue
Opening a new carton of milk, I notice it's right there!! No, not my son's face silly, the date for his PIR! The date on the milk EXP: Oct 12. Well, who would have thought that it would already be stamped on a milk carton? As I stood there pouring the milk into the bowl, I was transported to a big open space in Great Lakes Illinois and imagined hundreds and hundreds of blue (they will be blue by then, right?) uniforms parading in with flags…Continue