UPDATE: We got the call. Recruit Cook has made it to MCRD Parris Island.
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He's now on his way and has actually probably already arrived at Parris Island. I'm hoping we get his 20-second scripted call tonight that lets us know he made it.
I'm not going to sugar-coat — it's been a rough couple of days for me. I'm not usually a weepy mom. Heck, I was dancing a jig, not crying like the other moms, when my sons went off to kindergarten one-by-one. LOL! But whew … I hardly slept at all last night and I am crying at the drop of a hat today. Even dad teared up giving DS the "final" hug before he was really on his way this afternoon and he NEVER cries.
I *really* appreciate everyone's kind comments and support. I know I'll get through this and I'm not sad at all that he joined the Marines. Just sad that he's no longer my "baby" and because I'll miss him so much. We've always been really close. Peter, a special thank-you to you for your early morning shout-out on your blog today. I think I love you. :-) And whenever you're ready to ship out those two cutie-pie chihuahuas, I'll be waiting.
Meanwhile, while I keep dabbing at my eyes, I'll leave you with a link to the UCreate Create-With-Me August gallery of table runners, which includes my two that I showed you earlier this month. Lots of really pretty stuff. Even if you're not a quilter at all, you should think about trying one. Seriously. They go fast, are fun, and I think will make great gifts! Have a look here.
Now I think I'll put in the laundry that DS left me to remember him by. ;-) And his brother is already making plans to move into his bigger and more private room. What a stinker! But does that mean I now get TWO sewing rooms?
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