Monday, November 28, 2011

so far away...

So, there's my sailor, looking good at A School.
He is doing well in nuke school~ staying very busy.
Some of my fellow Navy moms, who have kids
in A Schools in other fields, are very happy
with all the communication they now have
with their Sailors. As for me, I am
almost nostalgic for boot camp. 
I miss the letters.

For you see, nuke school moms are often
 at the end of the food chain. 
The reality is that nuke school is hard and demanding.
The material is challenging. The hours are long.
There is little free time.

So, I continue with my crash course
in Letting go 101.
So far, it is hard. We missed our Sailor
so much at Thanksgiving, but this is what 
he signed up for. I get that, but it does not
make me miss him less. 
But~~~There are positives...
#1~ He is doing well in school and seems
well-adjusted to military life.
#2~ Technology saves the day! Hooray for
Skype, FaceTime, Facebook and texting. 
I don't get a lot of communication, but I am
grateful for little every crumb!
#3~ CHRISTMAS!!~ Our Sailor will be home
for 10 days!!! YAY!!!!!! ♥♥♥

When I used to read accounts online about nuke students
not having much time to communicate with home,
I told myself ~"Not my son! He will find time."
Ha! The Navy is a great equalizer...
Yes, my son!... He is busy AND he is doing 
what he has to do. The apron strings are severed. 
He is on this great adventure and I am proud 
of him. My battered heart will heal.

1 comment:

  1. I can't imagine what you are going through - And I know you will treasure those 10 days at Christmas! What a blessing that is - I will pray for a safe homecoming for him. Wishing you a beautiful Holiday!


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