Monday, June 18, 2007

Semper Fi

How can it be so difficult to let an adult child go & do her thing? I said goodbye to my 23 year old daughter yesterday, she will be arriving at Marines boot camp in S.C. today, and will be there for 3 months. I'm both proud and terrified of what she is doing.

You'd think I could handle it, myself and my DH having been in the Air Force, and FIL as well. Somehow, though, when it's war time and it's your only daughter and it's the ground forces she's's a different story. I know that she will never be used in combat, but that doesn't mitigate my fears that she may be shipped over there to you-know-where.

I will just have to go to work today with puffy, red eyes, and trust in the Lord. Please everyone say a prayer for our troops.

What do I do in times of stress? I knit, crochet, and buy knitting books. Have been lusting over this book for quite some time, so treated myself while shopping for Father's Day gifts. It is a beautiful resource for cable knitting, which is my passion. Hope to make the reversible cable scarf as my first project. Pics to come! (well. that almost distracted me!)

Semper Fidelis.


Acornbud said...

I understand how scary it is to let a chld go. I think about those young people over there all the time. I love cables, too!

Opal said...

all i can think of is to offer you a big ol' hug, i'm sorry i don't have any further words of comfort. :-(

My Best Friend Calls Me Martha said...

God Bless your daughter... I will add her to my prayers today... I'm new to blog-land, and one of the first things I've noticed is what a tight bond you all seem to have! Very awesome... Come visit me if you need more distractions :)