Sunday, January 22, 2012

Anchors Aweigh

Today is a big day at our house. Today we drive our daughter to Portland to begin the next chapter in her life. Tomorrow she flies out for Navy boot camp. We are so proud!!! This is going to be an exciting but tough day. Her boot camp, eight weeks of basic training is in Great Lakes, Illinois; she thought it was cold here in Maine!! Then she will head down to warm San Antonio, Texas for her A-School, for six months. Her college accomplishments earned her an upgrade in her rank, so she is going in as an E-2, a nice head start. She will be training for Master at Arms. She could be Security Police, Forensic, Investigations,or even work in the K-9 unit.

This will be the longest I've gone with out seeing her. She went to college in Southern Maine, so I saw her about once a month. I am not a gushy momma, but it's really starting to set in how much of a big change this is in our lives. Libby the Basset hound is going to really miss her "girl", she is really quite attached to Sydney. I am going to miss her terribly, but it is time for her to fly. I can't wait to see what this next chapter in her life brings her and look forward to being a part of her adult life and sharing that next level in our relationship.

Anchors Aweigh, my girl
Anchors Aweigh
Farewell to college joys
You sail at break of day, 'ay 'ay 'ay
Thou our last night ashore
Anchors Aweigh
Until we meet once more
Here's wishing you a happy voyage home!

We love you dear Sydney, you make us proud and bring us joy! This is such an important milestone in our lives.

Sorry for the non-stitchy post; just sharing a little more of me and some of the goings on, on this side of the screen. Welcome aboard to my three newest followers, Shanda, Choatic Crafter and Jane in Wisconsin. Can someone tell me why my Followers count says 25, but when I go to the list there are only 24? Do I have a ghost follower?

Keep on stitching.


Ranae said...

Congrats! to your daughter
My dad and my brother were in the Navy
You will miss her, but at the same time be proud. It's sad to see our kids move on.

P.J. said...

Thank you Ranae. Great pride!

Penny said...

It can be hard to let go, but what an exciting time of life for her! I know you must be very proud of her. :)

Peggy Lee said...

Please tell your daughter that Masterchief and I are proud of her! Good girl!!

Siobhán said...

Awww, big hugs! I know how hard it is to let them fly, even though that's what you've taught them to do.