And the first one leaves the nest..... update post #24

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by WriterofWords, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    My eldest nephew called at 8:14pm my time to tell me he had landed in Chicago, he's there for his Naval Basic Training. I love him like my son, and I'm missing him so badly right now. I'm just imaging what it will be like when Steven goes on June 9th. Ricky is a wonderful, wonderful, young man I am so proud of. Please keep him in your prayers and thoughts as he starts this new phase of the rest of his life. Tomorrow is also his 22nd birthday.
    This is Tuesday night at his going away party:
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    Last edited: Sep 21, 2009
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    [​IMG] It's very hard letting them go, been there, done that!
     
  3. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I admit, it's a lot harder than I thought it would be. I couldn't go to the airport to see him off, we are doing state testing and a licensed teacher has to be in the classroom. I held Steven out so he could go though and it really shook him up. Ricky is like his older brother, not his cousin.
     
  4. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Fixed the pic, loaded it throught Photobucket, he's a handsome kid, the other pic blurred his face!
     
  5. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

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    It is very hard to watch go![​IMG] What a cutie! [​IMG]
     
  6. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It took me a year to stop crying after the last one left. [​IMG]
     
  7. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I woke up this morning wondering how he was doing his first day up there. I was trying to check the weather around there, my sun-loving nephew is going have withdrawals for our beautiful Southwestern sun.
     
  8. Mandalina

    Mandalina Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Thank you! I need all those I can get.
     
  10. Jena

    Jena The Welsh Witch

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    He will make you very proud as will Steven.

    We hold our children's hands for just a little while,
    Their hearts you hold forever.

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