Archive | January, 2012

Day 0:

31 Jan

Well my son left today for basic military training. I am quite aware of the fact that this is an inevitable part of life and growing up; but watching him take every step away from us this morning as he worked his way up the escalator towards airport security, I couldn’t help but imagine my little man as a young boy going to school. I was being really strong with only a couple tears (here & there) escaping. I promised him I would do my very best to refrain from crying. I’d say I did pretty good under the circumstances. I saw my little boy walk away and the next time I see him a grown man will be marching by in formation. 

Well this is Day 0 and really I don’t know how many zero days we have before his actual training begins.   Stay tuned……


Bittersweet moments

30 Jan

So we return from a wonderful night out bowling, enjoying family time….that was great. It’s definitely time for bed since we have to wake up by 0400 hrs and leave the house no later than 0430 hrs to head to the airport to wave goodbye, or rather, so long to our middle son as he begins a new chapter in his life….Basic Military Training for the USAF.  Tomorrow will be a very sad day, but I will do my best to maintain composure and not cry (MUCH) in front of him. I gotta try my hardest to be strong in front of him because this is just as difficult for him.  We will see how that goes….I am off to bed now.  God bless you all and good night.

Bowling–not my cup of tea

30 Jan

Sooo, we are going bowling.  I’m not good at it, but it can be fun. It’s a last day activity for us to do together as a family, assuming my oldest can go (hint hint if you’re reading).  That’s 2 days in a row we do something I’m not good at…yeterday was ice skating. I pretty much sat it out and took pictures/video. 

God gave me many talents but ice skating and bowling are not two of them. Haha! Off we go….


30 Jan

Is this awesome or what??  um for future reference, if I ask that question….the right answer is “Heck yeah, it’s awesome!”

When your little boy transitions into becoming a man

30 Jan

So today is my last day to spend quality time with my son before he goes off to the military.  Yeah, I am quite proud of him,just ike a few years ago, I was so proud of my oldest son going away to college.  A mother’s love helps to rear them and then we gotta “cut the cord” and let them fly away.  Well, just like 5 1/2 years ago, I find myself proud but sad.  I know he’ll be fine, but I still worry and wanna be there for him.  Well, well, well….so how do I handle it? Lots and lots of smiles…hugs and kisses and many “I am so proud of you son!” oh and did I mention hugs and kisses.  Poor guy is gonna need a break after all the hugs and kisses….

26 Jan

Hmm, It’s 11:11 and I wonder why I have such a hard time getting out of bed in the morning.  Could it be because I can’t fall asleep at night? I think maybe….maybe not!

Well, it’s not like I’m not tired, maybe because I was wondering what to post on this–my very first blog post ever!!

So I gotta get up early tomorrow morning so good night world…more reads tomorrow.