Posted on August 11, 2012 at 4:36pm 7 Comments 2 Likes
Last weekend my family and I attended the PIR or graduation ceremony for my son and the other recruits. If anyone is reading this and considering whether or not to go, GO! The ceremony was impressive. When the Sailors started marching in, I became teary. The sound of the feet marching in step, watching them parade past the families and dignitaries, listening to them call out the Sailor's Creed in unison all are experiences you should have. The video clips do not do it justice. I hope…Continue
Posted on June 23, 2012 at 8:56am 1 Comment 0 Likes
Today I woke up at 5:30. By 6:30 I was up. I am a teacher and on summer break, and it's Saturday. Why couldn't I sleep?! I fixed some breakfast, and at 7:30 I went for a walk/ jog. I'll admit I am not a little girl, and am working to get in shape. I pushed myself to do more than I have in the past, and found I really can do more than I think I expected. It is what I always told my son in the past when he wanted to give up. At one point I had almost decided to start walking, and told myself…Continue
Posted on June 11, 2012 at 1:41pm 9 Comments 9 Likes
I thought I was doing great. I wasn't crying, or whining about my son being gone. Today I realized I needed to change what I was doing though. I was writing to him every day, thinking of him constantly, and had retreated into my house. Waiting in the silence. Waiting for the box, or letters. Today I got up at 8:30, and did little things around the house. By 10:30 I took a nap. I wasn't especially sleepy, just tired. I realized at noon, that this was not good. I cannot retreat into silent…Continue
Posted on June 6, 2012 at 3:22pm 13 Comments 1 Like
Yesterday we delivered my son to the recruiters. Today I drove into town to the base to see him sworn into active duty. I got teary last night and today, but didn't really cry. I thought I was doing amazingly. Then when I got home my phone had slipped under the seat, and I thought I had lost it. I fell apart. The picture of him before he got on the bus, and the message that told me "see you later momma, I love you" were on the phone. Thinking I had lost it, and I might have to get another…Continue
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Sorry to be responding to your comment so late! Life sure has gotten in the way of things since my boyfriend got to boot camp. How are you doing? Have you received any letters or phone calls? I am looking forward to PIR! My SR's mom and I have discussed marriage ideas...she would like us to get married in their backyard since it has significance to us (we went to h.s. together and had all of our prom photos there). He doesn't know any of this is being discussed...I hope he still wants to after boot camp!
How are you doing? I have a feeling that these 9 weeks are going to go by slow for me? I can' wait to get his information so I have the address to write to him!
Good morning. I wanted to check in first thing. I thought about you all night. Did you get the call letting you know he was on base? I remember laughing because he sounded so serious, it was just like I heard it would be. Now just waiting on "The Box". Keep yourself busy.
I am so sorry for not totally paying attention before I commented back. Not sure why I was thinking you had another week. I had to keep myself busy. My son made sure he left a ton a laundry for me to do after he left, so that was a lot of fun. Where is the delete button when you need it? I don't get much computer time when I get home, but I will be thinking of you tonight and look forward to hearing back from you.
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