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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The rollercoaster ride begins

A day that will always be a memory for me... July 23, 2007

One year ago, I sent my only son, my little boy, off to become a man. The out pouring of true friendship started here with a post from Bond over at the The Big Leather Couch and the post just started to come in from there.

Then I traveled over to Trav's and what do I see... another post ... here.

Oh my... what is going on here, I am thinking to myself. Who else is posting? What has my dear friend Vinny started here?

Oh lord, I don't want to leave anyone out here. So, let me try and refresh my memory... it has been a year you know.. ;-)

Then I find out that Kyra at The 108 has made this banner that a lot of people are flying... *I can't seem to find that post from Kyra in her archives.* But here is a picture of this banner that not only I, but alot of others in the blogsphere fly still to this day...

I then travel over to Sarge's and here is what I find that he has written and his beautiful wife Mrs Bee has chimed in as well.

Y'all just would NOT believe the tears that are rolling down my face by this time. Picture someone sitting in a hotel, on the hotel's computers and bawling like a baby... yup... that was me.

Oh The Songbird posted quickly before she headed off to read the new Harry Potter book. So did Linda from Are We There Yet and so did my fellow Tennessean Lois.

I could go on and on and I know that I've truly missed alot. If you posted, please let me know so I can go back and read them again.

So, what a rollercoaster ride it has been. It is a ride, however, that I will NOT be getting off any time soon.

Look over to the left and you will see a picture of me and Matt one year ago taken the day that he left for Parris Island. Here is a picture that was taken while we were in Virginia just a few weeks ago. Do you see any difference?

Yes, I am a Marine Mother ... I'm the softer side of the Corps...
Proudly Brought to You by Dixie 5:24 PM

Comments on "The rollercoaster ride begins"


Blogger Sarge Charlie said ... (7/22/2008 7:54 PM) : 

Wow, I would be proud to serve with your Marine, look at him, he is a man, that boy fuzz has gone away. Welcome back Miss Dixie, keep me up to date on that Marine.


Blogger Sandee (Comedy +) said ... (7/22/2008 8:11 PM) : 

There were a ton of us that had posts as I recall. Here's mine sweetie:

Matt Is a Marine

What a wonderful post honey. Have a great evening. Big hug and lotsa lovies. :)


Blogger Travis said ... (7/22/2008 8:53 PM) : 

Great post darlin! I can't believe it's already been a year.


Blogger Matt-Man said ... (7/23/2008 8:47 AM) : 

Here's to you and Matt, and your entire family Dixie. Cheers to ya!!


Blogger Bond said ... (7/23/2008 2:43 PM) : 

Dixie and Matt... CONGRATS on the first year...

MOM...your boy is a man now and I smiled looking at the posts you reminded us of


Blogger Linda said ... (7/23/2008 6:11 PM) : 

Oh my gosh! It's been a whole year already? Holy smoke, how did that happen?!?

Congratulations to both you and Matt for your accomplishments this past year! I can't wait to see what the next year brings!


Blogger Angell said ... (7/25/2008 10:17 AM) : 

Dixie - that is one good man you've raised.

You both survived the first year, and I believe that it's the hardest.

Congrats to you both.


Blogger Desert Songbird said ... (7/28/2008 11:50 AM) : 

I love that photo of you and Matt from a few weeks ago. He looks so firm and steady, and you look so proud. I can't believe it's been a year. He's really done us all proud.


Blogger Mimi Lenox said ... (7/31/2008 7:15 PM) : 

I see a man here Dixie. And one proud Mama.....I came over here to tag you and you've made me cry. But in a good way.

Hugs to you and Matt.

You've been royally tagged by Mimi Queen of Memes (aka I-hear-the-dungeon-is-really-hot-this-time-of-year)...

Somebody Get Me Out Of This Corset: The Needs Meme


Blogger Meribah said ... (8/01/2008 5:44 PM) : 

It's been my pleasure to stand behind you and Matt. Hugs. :)


Blogger Anndi said ... (8/01/2008 6:52 PM) : 

Mess with a Marine and you get trouble from his Momma.. and she won't be all soft! ;)



Blogger Sandee (Comedy +) said ... (8/11/2008 2:06 PM) : 

Hope all is well sweetie. Was thinking about you and thought I would say hello. Big hug and lotsa lovies. :)


Blogger Julie said ... (8/17/2008 10:12 PM) : 

Well of course there is a difference! I can see your sexy shoulder now!



Blogger Mimi Lenox said ... (8/20/2008 12:01 AM) : 

I have something for you at the castle...Perfect Blend of Friendship


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