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Wednesday, October 03, 2007

I almost had a melt down ...

When Matt first left for boot camp, I was often emotional at the drop of a hat, and never really knew what would trigger them. But after a couple of weeks, I seemed to adjust and the emotions were much more under control. The past few weeks or so, they seem to have flooded back and may be almost as bad as (or even worse than!) they were at the beginning!

Yesterday, I was in a sitting in with a third party auditor and my boss. This is the same auditor that I was in with at one of our sister plants the week after Matt left for boot camp. After we had finished all the discussions, he remembered and asked about my son. I started explaining that we will be leaving on October 17 and that he graduates on October 19 … And as I started telling them that....well, I started tearing up! I was mortified, as this was not the "time or place," and I was so concerned that once the floodgates were about open, there would be no stopping the tears! And how unprofessional would this display of emotions be? Yikes!

But, I basically pulled it together without the tears rolling down my cheek, and managed to keep myself only teary-eyed. He seemed to understand - as best he can without being a parent of a Marine-to-be...at least he is a parent! I think he may have even been a little touched by the parent pride that caused a showing of emotions neither he nor my boss has ever seen before from me.

Third party auditor still here ... will be until tomorrow ... I've gotta run ...

Proudly Brought to You by Dixie 8:10 AM

Comments on "I almost had a melt down ..."


Blogger Matt-Man said ... (10/03/2007 8:34 AM) : 

Stay strong and be proud that he is nearing the end of his first step on an important journey. Cheers!!


Blogger Steven said ... (10/03/2007 8:37 AM) : 

That's sweet. I'm sure he was impressed with the emotions. But I can just picture what he would think if you let loose and started wailing and wiping your eyes (and nose) on his shoulder. hee hee


Blogger Tug said ... (10/03/2007 9:13 AM) : 

Totally understandable Dix...hang in there!


Blogger Semper Fi Mom said ... (10/03/2007 9:46 AM) : 

Dixie, as I already said in the email, you are right in there with the rest of us Marine moms. You never can tell when that emotion will just bubble up. We are so worried and so proud all at the same time that something has to give. :) Hang in there and we're here when you need us!


Blogger Sandee (Comedy +) said ... (10/03/2007 10:15 AM) : 

I don't think you have anything to worry about. You just tear up if you want to. You have every right. Big hug to you Dixie. :)


Blogger katherine. said ... (10/03/2007 1:44 PM) : 

sometimes when people are really nice it brings out the emotions you have been holding at bay. I am sure they understood....


Blogger Sarge Charlie said ... (10/03/2007 4:32 PM) : 

It is all about pride Mom, you have it and sometimes you will be emotional about it, so what, they could just kiss my grits........


Blogger Mimi Lenox said ... (10/03/2007 5:07 PM) : 

Your colleagues probably understood more than you thought. This is a difficult thing for a parent. It would be impossible to stop the tears. You're doing great, Dixie.


Blogger Meribah said ... (10/03/2007 5:08 PM) : 

Chin up, Dixie! It won't be long now. Just keep the faith. Hugs!


Blogger Travis said ... (10/03/2007 10:05 PM) : 

Awwwwww. It's only...what...15 more sleeps?

Hey you know what? I'm proud of YOU!


Blogger Desert Songbird said ... (10/03/2007 11:05 PM) : 

I know you worry about professionalism, but you know what? I think parent pride is more important.

Semper Fi, Dixie.


Blogger the108 said ... (10/04/2007 1:57 PM) : 

Hugs, babycakes...


Blogger Linda said ... (10/04/2007 4:08 PM) : 

I think it's quite understandable that you're so emotional; it's been a rollercoaster ride for you and you've been doing great despite being terrified one minute, screaming with joy the next, and having those stomach-lurching drops all the way around!

You go ahead and tear up because you are the Mom of a Marine-to-Be and he's going to be one of the best ever!


Blogger Julie said ... (10/05/2007 9:11 AM) : 

Aww Dixie! Almost done sweetie...almost done!



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