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We had a family get together on Saturday {grandparents, uncle, and us}.  Gordon grilled his famous burgers and we had shrimp skewers and mushroom and Vidalia onion skewers. Took it easy and actually only had chips and cookies from the deli as accompaniments. Totally not something I do. But we had some nice conversation. 

Yesterday, Zach continued to clear out his room...there are stacks and bins and stuff everywhere and I just don't go  in there. I will face all of that another day. Me thinks he is having a little of a tough time with it all himself.

I will drop off Zach at the Naval Recruiting Station today at 4pm where they take over his life and whisk him away to do what they do best. He flies out tomorrow to his home for the next two months, Great Lakes, where he will quickly come to the realization that his Mommy was not nearly as strict and demanding as the Drill Sergeant he is about to meet.

I thank all the wonderfully sweet ladies who have e-mailed me to send words of encouragement and insider views into the life of a Navy man, and particularly sneak peeks into the Nuclear program Zach will be entering upon his graduation from Basic Training.

Everything Happens for a Reason.


  1. Thinking of you and sending you big hugs. Hoping that at this time next year Zach can say, "this is the best decision I ever made!"

  2. Me, too, Vicki, me, too. Thanks for all your support, kind words and well wishes!

  3. Good luck today, these kinds of days are the hardest on our mommy hearts! Hang in there and don't go in his room right away without a large box of tissues!!

  4. I am so very sure that with the love, respect and kindness you've raised him with every day of his life will carry him through even the most rigorous drills and toughest sergeants! He'll "get it" and he'll make you proud, Monika.

  5. Good Luck! Hang in there! Best wishes - hugs, Lisa

  6. Good luck! I hope everything turns out great for him!
    And i will be thinking of you these next couple months, i'm sure this is one of the hardest things you've had to do!


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