Friday, July 17, 2009
It's been forever since I've blogged. I've been so caught up in trying to get Mike ready to head off to the Navy I've not had much time for anything. He shipped out on Monday (7/13) and has now completed his 4th day of Basic Training. You just don't realize how much you are going to miss them until they are actually gone no matter how much of a pain in the behind they are. I've not heard from Mike since the text I received from him at 9:03 pm on Monday night. I've carried my phone with me 24x7 but no phone call yet. I'm trying to be as patient as I can be. I'm looking forward to attending his PIR (Pass-in-review otherwise known as graduation) on or around 9/11.
I am so proud of Mike for his decision to volunteer to defend our rights as Americans and to keep us FREE.
Here's a couple of pictures I took at his swearing in ceremony at MEPS. I was so impressed with the Naval officer that swore them in. He talked with the men and women swearing in about the importance of pursuing higher education once they reach their duty stations. He told them that the reason our countries military has been so successful is because it is an all volunteer military.