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...