It's been awhile since I've posted to my blog. I think it's because my baby boy has graduated from boot camp. He's moved onto his new school in Charleston. He is no longer a recruit. He's actually a sailor.
We are facing him graduating from his A-school and moving onto power school in the next few days. I am truly excited about this next milestone in his life, but I can't lie and say that it doesn't scare me. Every milestone that he makes with his schooling just brings us another step…Continue
One week ago, my son swore his allegiance to serve his country with a group of men and women known as the United States Navy. I can't say that it hasn't been rough.
But for the moment, there are no tears. My heart is still lonely- aching because a piece of it is with my son.
For for the moment, I can smile to know that we have both made it through this first week.
For the moment, I can gaze at his photo, truly wondering how much he has already learned.
A piece of my heart left just a little while ago, and what remains behind is shattered into a million pieces. My son has embarked on his journey of self discovery in the land known as Boot Camp.
For the moment, my heavy heart and constant tears outweigh my pride. It doesn't mean that I'm not proud of him because I am, but I need the time to adjust to him not being around, to the silence that his absence brings to my…Continue
As usual, I'm awake and moving around before anyone else in the family. But I'm sure it's not going to take long for everyone to start stirring because we are down to the final hours before my son leaves to start this grand, new adventure called boot camp.
Of course, it probably doesn't help that I have a pan of frying bacon on the stove either!
For the moment, I'm okay. I can't say that my insides are at peace with all of this because my emotions are still in a constant…Continue