As time draws near for Service Academies to FINALLY notify those still waiting in limbo mode, I wanted to take this opportunity to give all candidates & parents a central location here to share some feelings. (*cough-cough* Vent or truly have a fit: scream, kick, spit, hit, scratch, bite, cry, ect.) Please know that even though the Academies give round about dates as to their notification processes, there are still appointments given up to the reporting in dates. It happens. The waiting is a killer & may not end by April 15 for some of you. Before any of you pull your hair totally out, know that many are waiting right here with you & rooting you on. I am personally doing my part of the worrying with you & can prove it by the newly emptied Girl Scout cookie box (thin mints) to my immediate right as I type this. Good news/Bad news…. The Academies are hanging on to your applications with good reason: You are quality kids with great parents behind you! CHINS UP! Feel free to share with others how you all are dealing with the stress of waiting. All screams will be acceptable here.