My son has been off on his "great adventure"
for 11 months!
Sometimes I feel like he left yesterday, but
more often it feels like he has been a sailor
for a very long time.
I miss him. Nothing new there,
but there are things things that warm my heart~
like the photo above.♥
My sailor/pirate is in green
and he is dressed for a day of sailing.
Yes, finally he set foot on a BOAT!!
Okay, not a NAVY boat, but a boat nonetheless!
It makes me happy to see him fitting in some fun
and outdoor activity with some of
his shipmates. You might have to be a
nuke mom to totally appreciate this.
My son is over halfway done with part 2 (of 3)
of his nuclear schooling. He has a lot to be
proud of, but still a ways to go.
He is working hard and he makes me so proud.
It makes the "missing him part" at bit
easier to bear.
February was a long time ago. That's when I
last saw him. If all goes well, he will
graduate Power School on Sept. 14th.
I am counting the days!
The Navy continues to teach not only my son,
but me as well. I have learned so much
about faith and letting go.
I have learned that you can live
with your heart in two places at once.
And that makes me smile.