The face you see above is the face of a Qualified Nuclear Operator
in the United States Navy!!!!
Sign, sealed and delivered, he is done and home on leave!
We did not attend Prototype graduation since
our sailor left immediately after to drive from upstate N.Y.
home to the Dallas suburbs. I will not even comment on
how quickly he got here...
He actually arrived a day before he was expected, so my
welcome home decor was not as fancy as I'd planned,
but the main thing, the ONLY thing that matters is
HE IS HERE and HE IS DONE
WITH NUKE SCHOOL!!!!!
And he is home and doing all the things he loves to do.
Messing with cars...
Helping with the yard.
Helping out at the church fund-raiser with his dad and brother.
Meeting our new pup and just hanging out.
My heart is so happy and grateful.
It is like old times...
a brief reprieve before we give him back to the Navy.
He leaves in a few weeks to joing his ship.
He got the number one pick on his "dream-sheet" and will be
serving on the USS Carl Vinson out of San Diego.
We are so happy, because it is a beautiful place and the
closest homeport he could have gotten assigned to
while serving on a nuclear aircraft carrier.
Next I will learn to be the mom of a sailor in the fleet, a deployed sailor.
The Navy never stops teaching me new things.
I am so very proud of my sailor!
He has worked so hard and achieved so much!
And now~ I'm a Nuke mom!