Now more about Brandon. He was very excited about the Navy before he went in and now he is even more excited. Boot camp did not seem to hard on him, but we did do a lot of mental preparing for it too. He is still his fun loving, tender and friendly self. His focus will shift now because, "Now that boot camp is done, I can think about my future!" He made it, he passed, he endured! Now life begins.
At his graduation there were the four allowed: Ron and I, his sister Laura and Brandon's father Craig. On Saturday we spent most of the day together. We played GLOW IN THE DARK miniature golf and have a blast. Although he was free to visit with us on Sunday also we were not able to meet. We were leaving early that morning and Brandon did not want to miss mass so we parted way on Saturday night.
Through this whole process I did not feel I needed to shed a tear but when I realized that he will be going on a ship soon, I started to cry. Tears of joy and pride but also because he could be on the other side of the world in a few months and we could loose track of each other.
My son had two very nice surprises for me. The first was a very large package of pictures that he ordered for me of the pose above and of his division. They were on our doorstep when we got home. The second was that he now has a phone and we can talk as much as we want. Snail mail sure was discouraging during boot camp. He also has internet access, which he did not have before.
As you can see, I could go on and on but I will spare you. I would like to post some other wonderful things happening in my life. Thank you very much for stopping and visiting.... see you again real soon! Theresa