U certainly never know what you're gonna get!
So, if you would have told me a year ago that my baby, Amanda (24 years old) would join the NAVY, I would have called you "crazy"!!
She had a good job, great apartment with two roommates that she liked, a car, family that is supportive, etc.....
But that was exactly what happened and we said goodbye to her this last Wednesday. She is off to Great Lakes, Illinois (yes, this is the daughter that HATES the cold).
She swore in and they informed us that she no longer belonged to us...she belongs to the NAVY.
Off to bootcamp the same day-she was able to give us a brief call with a scripted speech that she arrived safely. All her belongings now get mailed back to us, and she will get everything she needs for bootcamp issued to her (this includes undies) and she cannot have a phone until after the 8 weeks of bootcamp. She will only be able to call us if her division earns the privilege and not until after the second week!
We have been off and on crying, looking up all the info on the Internet of what she is doing. I had been hibernating, face in pillow for the last two days, but I am back to my old routine-and quilting!
I am very proud of her and I know she is stronger than she believes!
I hope she finds all she wants in the NAVY!