Thursday, September 01, 2011

I ♥ the mail carrier

What a wonderful thing is the mail,
 capable of conveying across continents 
a warm human hand-clasp.  
~Author Unknown
The Navy teaches you things, lots of things~ 
like an appreciation for the U.S. Postal Service. 
In these days of instant communication, the thought of waiting
for a letter seems rather quaint, but when a loved-one
is in boot camp, letters becomes golden.
So far I've gotten two~ the form letter
and a nice 3 page letter last Friday.
It was so good to "hear" my son's "voice",
to see his new "military handwriting".
He is doing well and says parts of boot camp
are FUN!! And some parts suck. He has made some friends and is learning to deal with sleep deprivation. He misses us.
Today he started his 4th week and graduation
on 9/30 doesn't seem so far away anymore! 
I am so proud of him. He is working hard
to become a Sailor, but...
he is still my boy, my sweet son who remembers
that his mom likes to know where her babies sleep.
So, this made my day. 


PumpkinMoonStudio said...

I have had your site saved in "my favorites" for a long time, and was cleaning out the list when I clicked on your site again. My son just made Chief, and left yesterday for an 8 to 9 month deployment. My heart ached so hard last night, but then God led me to one of my favorite scriptures..Psalm 121, verses 7 and 8, so from one Navy Mom to another, prayers be with you and your son and family.

~Esther (Charmed Eras) said...

Hello Dale, I had been away from blog land for a while, my old blog had too many technical issues and I had to delete it, hope you can join me in my new one.

~To the amusement of a close friend who is a Postal Worker I've always thought of mail carriers as romantic figures in our life. I don't think an email will ever replace the thrill of a beautifully written letter from a loved one far away. God bless your brave son, and all the brave mothers like you.


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