Wow, I am sorry. I misunderstood your post. Glad all is working out well for your son. What school did he wind up at? Is he doing ROTC? I know that the odds are definitely against us if you just look at the numbers. I feel like my DS is more than qualified, but I am sure every mom feels that way! (and rightfully so). If it is okay to ask, how did you handle the disappointment with your son. I have been thinking about that myself and know that DS will be beyond disappointed. I just wondered what is the best way to handle the thin white envelope and not the big fat envelope he is hoping for. I appreciate any advice that you can offer. Thanks. Best Wishes to you and to your son!