Monday, July 30, 2012

another countdown

The military, I have learned, is all about numbers.
The Navy has bred a love/hate relationship 
between me and countdowns.
Since the day my son signed his Navy contract
I have been counting down... departures, arrivals,
tests, scores, graduations, leave... 
And now the countdown is to Power School graduation.
It will be a great milestone for my sailor! He still has 
some BIG,HARD tests to pass, but hopefully we will 
be in South Carolina on September 14th to see
him and his shipmates in their dress whites GRADUATING!

Of course, that will also be he start of another countdown.
My sailor will have a period of "grad hold" that could be weeks
or months, then he will go on to Prototype... 6 months of
learning and working on a real live, functioning nuclear reactor. 
No big deal... ;)

So, I count... the months, weeks, days and minutes
until I see my sailor! And I count my blessings.
In his almost 1 year in the USN, my son has accomplished 
so much. I am so proud of him.. and all my kids.
 I am very blessed to have great kids and a good life. 
♥I count myself lucky!♥


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