How do you define a good week?

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  1. MedB

    MedB Parent

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    ...DS recieves the BFE for the Academy
    ...DD recieves notification she's in for Summer Seminar
    ...DW decides it would be fun for her and the kids to repaint the bedroom without my help for a change

    I'm certainly going to splurge on a 4-pack Samuel Smith Ale this weekend. :)
     
  2. Dad

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    :jump1::jump1::jump1::jump1::jump1::jump1::jump1:

    Congrats.
     
  3. HeWantsTheBFE

    HeWantsTheBFE USAFA Class of 2017

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    'Grats! Hope it works out and that i can join your DS for I-day!
     
  4. Don

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    A good Week(s)

    A good week for parents of a young man or woman at USAFA …

    Year 1 – Summer: You son is accepted. NOW WHAT? He finally finishes his Eagle Project. The next week he turns 18 and then the next week he leaves for Basic. Bittersweet!

    Basic: You spot your sons’ ear in a web-guy photo. Don’t ask me how but my wife knows his ears I guess. The rest of Basic you scourer Web-Guy for pictures - and there he is, almost every day.

    Doolie Day (IN in our case) a phone call that’s good for a month.
    Recognition: Man the picture of him at attention getting his first boards. Great week!

    Parents weekend. Mom is finally has JOY!

    First visit home and the boy is all “yes Mam” and “No thank you” and sitting up straight and NOT licking his fingers, MAN that is a good week!

    Good Grades: Great week!

    100’s Night as a 4 dig, 100’s night as a firsty, First Snow, etc. etc etc

    Summer programs: Jumping out of a perfectly good plane, getting gassed, Flying in a glider, being hunted down by 3 digs …IT’S ALL GOOD!

    Great week(s)? Vacation for Christmas, and summer session. I say session (singular) because our boy never made it home for the summer again. But that’s okay because he went to: Italy, Russia, China, Mongolia and Hawaii. Not to mention all kinds of bases and Combat Shooting Team Competitions around the country. It is hard to keep missing them when they are having such incredible experiences.

    So yeah he is away, no he is GONE! But we are bursting our buttons knowing he is living an unparalleled College Experience.

    There are SOOO many more – the list over the last 4 years is enormous.

    All the weeks are good and they kept getting better for us.

    In just a few short weeks, I know my wife and I will have another BEST week ever. Graduation. Commissioning and the successful launch of child number 2 (of 4).

    So for all you new parents …HANG ON! This is just the beginning of your son or daughters greatest adventure. Pray for them, LET THEM GO and have fun watching them take on the world!
    :thumb:
     
  5. sportsmom10

    sportsmom10 ProudFalcomMom2016

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    Congratulations to your family!!! I definitely think you should go out and celebrate. Try the Capitol Grille!!:thumb:
     
  6. batmom

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    It has all been good...

    I can still remember the joy last March 1, when our DS received his BFE in the mail. We were all overjoyed and my son was beyond thrilled!!! Now, he has realized the beginning of his dream because he is a C4C and he might be the HAPPIEST cadet at USAFA. Even though BCT was tough, he was so proud of all that he accomplished last summer... Even though his first year has had its challenges, he LOVES being part of this amazing group of cadets; young men and young women who share his values, his hopes and his dreams!
    Every week has been a good week, because every week has cemented in his mind and his heart "why he has chosen this path" and every week he has been honored by the academy choosing him to serve this great nation. I am so grateful as his mom, and he is an amazingly happy and thankful cadet.
     
  7. USMA2020

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    Congratulations!!! So amazing.

    Ashleigh
     
  8. USMA2020

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    Very interesting, loved reading it. Unparalelled is right.

    Ashleigh
     
  9. kinnem

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    The last one alone would make my entire month!!! :smile:
     
  10. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    ONLY a four pack?

    VERY weak... :eek:

    With that week...I'm thinking Auchentoshan...or Lagavulin! :thumb:

    Steve
    USAFA ALO
    USAFA '83

    Oh yeah...CONGRATULATIONS!!! :thumb::biggrin:
     
  11. kalusafa

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    Great post, Don. Yes to all of it and so much more. 2013's graduation is only a little over three months out. What an incredible journey this has been. Words cannot explain it.

    Bill
     
  12. MN-Dad-2016

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    Superb post. Hell, I teared up a little. Thanks for sharing. :)
     
  13. WAM

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    SO fun

    This made me smile. Thanks for brightening an already beautiful day. God bless your family!
     
  14. Dial the gate

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    Great thread!

    Great posts!

    Congratulations to you all on your great successes!

    Sitting in the break room at work crying like a baby!

    Good luck on more great weeks to come!
     

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