Sunday, May 27, 2012
Let the Journey Begin
Now I'm home and doing pretty good until Morgan gets home from school. This is the moment it hit Morgan, he walked through the front door and let it all out. We sat on the couch and cried and hugged. This will clearly be an adjustment for Morgan, him and Miguel have always been so tight. Next is waiting for the phone call from Miguel to say he made it. At about 6:00 pm I started getting anxious. Miguel went to Chicago for boot camp and they are two hours ahead of us. Finally at 9:00 pm our time I received my 30 second phone call from Miguel stating he was there safe. Last thing he said "I love you mom" then hung up. I replayed those words in my head in my sleep all night. My lil man.
We are on day three of Miguel being gone. One thing I did do was put Chicago time and weather on my IPod, funny I know. This will be a different summer, for Miguel is gone and Morgan is now working full time. It will be me and William keeping busy. I've been writing Miguel everyday so as soon as I get an address I can send of the letters. For any mom's out there going through you child enlisting there are some great website's that offer good information. I signed up with NavyforMoms.com. They have good information on what to expect the first few weeks that your child is gone.
I'm so proud of my son and look forward to hearing all about his journey. This was totally unexpected, but welcomed. We love Miguel and support him 100%. On that note I want to express how thankful I am for all the wonderful people in my life that have offered their support. On this past Thursday my phone was blowing up with text message and voice mails of support along with emails. Thank you so much it really made the day easier knowing you all have my back! Truly, truly appreciate all the words of encouragement and support. Next stop Chicago in about 9 weeks for Miguel's graduation.