Here we go!

Discussion in 'Merchant Marine Academy - USMMA' started by Lynpar, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. Lynpar

    Lynpar Member

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    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. :thumb:
     
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  2. taileepo

    taileepo New Member

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    Beautifully said. Thank you for allowing me to relive the moments from one year ago when our DS stepped through the gates. Welcome, once again, to the family.
     
  3. shellz

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    Lynpar....love your attitude! And the "reasons for edit". Thanks for the laugh, and good luck. You got this!

    Hugs, from another SA mom. :thumb:
     
  4. Mikesdad

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    Two years ago our eyes had tears and off he went......He's learned so much and still has a way to go but at 20 years old he's been to Hawaii, Guam, multiple ports in China and now just finished 2 weeks on a Tug on Puget sound and is on his way to Alaska to work 2 weeks on a ship on the inside passage......Parents....enjoy the ride and watch your Son's and Daughters grow in all ways...Indoc the start
     
  5. MarinerMom2011

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    4 years ago we did the same thing with our DS. He graduated on June 20th and I couldn't be more proud of his accomplishments. We still love to get home from work and look at the Indoc pics. Good luck to your sons and daughters and welcome to the roller coaster ride of USMMA!
     
  6. steha124

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    Great forum and great post, Lynpar. This is my first day at this forum and I also just sent my son to KP two days ago but I went through the whole bittersweet airport scene (still trying to shake it off:rolleyes:). I'll second your motion that anyone with pictures from the first day of Indoc post them so that we may have the chance of picking our kids out in some of them...I'll be checking back often.
     

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