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My boy has begun his new adventure in life. He's in the Navy and he's in his third day as a Sailor away from home. When Gordon picked up the girls from Nana's house on Monday evening and they walked in the door, the realness of having said goodbye to Zach that morning really sunk in. They both began sobbing, which made my lower lip quiver and I began crying, too. Victoria wailed that her favorite tentmaker was gone. And then, she wriggled out of my hug, looked me squarely in the face and said, "Mommy, are you sad your teenager has left?"

Zach will find himself in many different places on many different maps for at least the next six years and I'm sure we'll need to start a pinboard to keep up with him.

next week's theme


the wrap-up

We're halfway through our 52 weeks and if you're new to 52Photos no worries. Hey, I'm behind myself in up loading photos to the Flickr group, but I'm not letting that stop me from playing along with new photos for each week's theme. Jump in and be inspired by our weekly prompts and begin uploading now! 

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  1. Hang in there my Friend!
    That map looks like home to me ;-)

    Thanks for sharing even the tough moments!

  2. OMG! I can't imagine saying good-bye! We'll be praying fr your family. Hugs!


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