It's been 2 weeks and 6 days since Zach left for Boot Camp in Great Lakes. Thankfully, our girls have only had a few breakdowns. And they have occurred when he wasn't there for the first swim at Nana's and Papa's pool. He always had the honor of being the first one to jump in. This year, Isabella took over the tradition with Spunk proudly taking the second jump. And a few times, it's hit Isabella hard that Zachi won't be home for her birthday in August.
Here are our last photos with Zach taken just before the girls headed up the driveway to have Nana Day. Big Mama was doing okay keeping it together until Zach asked Isabella to take a photo of just the two of us.
So, Zach and I spent the day together until it was time to drop him off. His friend Kyle, who's been a friend since 1st grade and was the High School Valedictorian, was there to offer a handshake and a hug, too. I'm glad they still think it's cool to hang out together.
And yep, that's me with a terribly strained "smile" as Isabella proudly takes a photo of us with Mommy's camera. Which I wrapped around her twice since it's heavy. Anyway. A departure from my happy Sunday Photos. I hope we get a letter from him soon.