Dear Service Academy Forum, Our relationship has just changed. I started lurking around in March of last year trying to learn about the USCGA AIM program. I got up enough nerve to get a screen name and ask some questions. What a find you have been! What a resource! All the information I needed and I didn't even know what the questions were yet. I learned about AIM, the USCGA, and then started learning about USMMA. I also learned about ROTC, the Citadel and VMI. I learned about the congressional nomination process. I learned so much I have been able to navigate this process ( wow, what a ton of work the kid had to put in) with humor and the insight of those who have gone before. I was never made to feel stupid or silly. Even if occasionally I am stupid and silly, no apologizes. I have had many laughs along the way and consider many of you my friends. This morning at 5:00 a shiny limosine sedan came and picked up DS to take him to the airport. The limo was a treat ( love LivingSocial ) that wasn't very expensive and he got a real kick out of it. Also no mom sniffling at the airport and I just couldn't drop him at the departure curb. how could I possibly see to drive home? All that pollen in the air! And now the change. Now I am a mom of a Kid who is actually there! Please all of you who got to go this week take pictures and post. I will be spending hours looking at them trying to find Waldo. And thank you for doing so because I know I would if I were you. A couple audible sobs came out of me ( no surprise) as the limo drove down the street but I was upbeat to the kiddo. "You got this", I said. And he does. At least for today. I wish all of you and yours the best of luck this week and HERE WE GO! Thank you all, Lynpar.