I've been out of commission for a while because we've been adjusting to the fact that our oldest son, Cody, is now Marines bound! We dropped him off for boot camp last Monday and won't see him again until after the new year.
Here he is standing beside the van that took him to where he would load the bus to Parris Island, SC.
I treasure this picture now!
He arrived Tuesday night at Parris Island and gave me his "scripted" phone call of having arrived safely. We were not allowed to have a conversation. So, it was bittersweet.
Now, he is surrounded by images of this.
I know he is in his "element" though. He has been preparing for this for awhile now. I just hope that it is ending up being what he thought it would be. I guess I'll find out once I receive the first letter from him. We are not allowed to speak on the phone or send emails. We can only communicate through old fashioned letter writing. Remember that??
We are looking forward to family day and his graduation so we can see images of this.
And to help us feel a bit connected to him when we're not getting letters or seeing him, we have THIS to look at now...........on my refrigerator!
That is his schedule. It tells us what he will be doing each day.
We've got A LOT of days to cross off before we will see him again!
If any of you have a child that went into boot camp, I would love to hear about your own experience.
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Kelly ~