Sunday, July 1, 2012

The end of boyhood....

Tuesday we said goodbye to Bryce.  he was sworn into the US Navy.  I am so proud of him, but it hurts my heart to say goodbye to my baby, my firstborn.  I have never done this before so I am not sure if this is what all parents go through when a child leaves home or if it is because he is going into an unknown for me.

I do not come from a military family.  My blogger friends Nick and Michelle have taught me a lot about military life and I have such a he respect for them to be able to sacrifice and say goodbye to your spouse for months on end.  I have watched what they have gone through.  My Dad was a draft dodger, so military has always been a bad word in our home- so when Bryce decided he wanted to do this my heart swelled.

He will do great- this is an adventure for him.  He loves the physical aspect- I wish I was there the first time he tells his Chief that he does not feel like doing something- lol

I feel like I belong to a whole new family now and it is very emotional- I think he will graduate August 24th- can't wait to see the man he has become.

Bryce swearing in

The Captain, or as Taya says- the bossy lady in the pretty dress

Us before the good byes

The family- Toby is missing because he was at football camp

This little girl is sure gonna miss her big hero brother

1 comment:

  1. Aw, this is something big!
    Congratulations to Bryce. We all certainly owe him one for sure!