Sunday, November 21, 2010

Laughing and Crying Feelings


Since it is one week until my son goes to Marine Boot Camp (plans are made).   The grief is beginning for me....
 
I keep reminding myself that he will be better off in the long run.  Moms do want the best for their children.

We have a full week ahead with Thanksgiving, going away party, cleaning house and travel.  I will be laughing with family and crying in my heart as I worry about my son.

We have improved communications however but not Boot Camp! We can only do hand-written letters???

Many Moms have gone down this road before me.  I know it will be for his best, many men tell me!

12 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Bless Your Heart, Kim.... I don't know what you are going through because none of my sons went into the service. BUT--I will say that now that my sons are grown and have lives of their own, I find myself missing those times when we were together. It's not the same-but similar. I will pray for you, Mama. I know it will be hard --but he will be fine.
Hugs,
Betsy

ArtSnark said...

Hugs & prayers to you & your family - best wishes for a wonderful week! I thank your son for representing & protecting our fine country

Ginny said...

Oh, my! Your holiday will be full of mixed emotions and anxiety; I am sorry. How old is your son and did he enlist? A mother's heart never stops fretting as long as our children live! But God sees all this and is in perfect control, nothing can happen that he does not allow. We will pray and trust and turn it all over to him. I will be praying this week for you and your son both.

Connie Arnold said...

Praying blessings on your son and on you. Hope you have a wonderful week, and he has lots of great things to think about at boot camp. Improved communications when you are separated from loved ones is such a blessing!

Rose said...

my prayers and thoughts for you and your family. my son was never in the service. i think i would have mixed emotions, pride/saddness. enjoy your time, cry if you need to as well as laugh. God Bless. rose

slommler said...

Having your son enter the military is hard! My hugs to you!!!
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Hugs
SueAnn

Velvet Over Steel said...

Prayers are with you 'mom'! Enjoy your week, take lots of pictures and start that list of things to send in those 'care packages' that he will appreciate ever so much! & it will make the time go faster for you both!

Blessings & Hugh Hug, Kim!!
Coreen

sprinkles said...

I can't imagine how hard this must be for you. Just enjoy the time you have left together.

Together We Save said...

Yes it could be worse...but it is still hard. My daughter is going away to college in a year and that has me sad. That doesn't even compair to what you are going through. Pryaing for you.

Have Myelin? said...

I know a bit about how you feel! My son said something about joining Marine Boot Camp for 10 weeks next summer...apparently he does not after to commit until AFTER boot camp.

He better have heard that part right.

But he says he wants to go "for the experience",

I say if kids want something to do for the "experience" they should try something more dangerous...like marriage. Kidding! =)

It's so hard to be a mom.

Aries said...

Like you say, with improved communications, you could Skype him any time and chat with him face to face like he is home. The wonders of technology. Thanks to those who invented these. Happy Thanksgiving to you and family

Faith Imagined said...

This is a bitter sweet time for you. I will keep you in my prayers this week! You must be one proud mama!

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

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