I Left a Part of My Heart in Norfolk Virginia ….

It the last weekend we really got to spend as a family, I mean like when the kids were both younger and having slumber parties in mom n dads room. It was and will be one of the best nights of my life! It’s rare that we are all in the same place at one time but all the stars aligned and it was just perfection.

The ride to VA was cool, even though I spent most of it in the back seat, mainly because Andrew is like 6 feet tall and I’m only 5 feet and I felt he should be comfortable being the fact he’s going to be living in a ship for the next year.  My NAVY boy!  We got there on Friday and we stayed with him until Sunday. He and his father bonded so much on the ride. It was so great to witness that. To listen to them. See them laugh and crack open a beer together at the hotel. We talked, ate and we laughed! Its one of those times that you know will be etched into your brain for a long time.

He could not check into his ship until Monday, but we had to get back to NY and well its not like its down the road. Sat night somewhere around midnight i was just kinda looking around the room not sleeping because I did not want it to end and I knew when I did go to sleep and wake up the next day it was time to go. I know we will be together again soon, BUT that’s my boy, my first born and I’m supposed to just leave you there. I promised myself no tears and its just a see you later kid, but that of course did not happen! And I left a part of my heart in Virginia.

We are so proud of you kid! We love you to the moon and back, ALWAYS and FOREVER!

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I have waited 4 months….

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4 months is a long time to not see your son! Its not like he’s away at college he’s in the United States NAVY. Yes I am a proud NAVY mom, but along with that comes I don’t get him on weekends, or holidays unless he’s on leave and we have been very lucky to see him as much as we have. The next time he deploys it will not be on land this time..UGGGGG !

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Any way, back to his adventure of leaving his first real  command in the KEYS (for 2 years) the friends he made 1 he has been with from day 1.. and back to Jacksonville for sea school, that was like 6 weeks and that brings us to this past Friday! So his flight is a 7 30 ish so he will be here around 9:30 ish, his friends are picking him up and he’s going to see them then come home. He figures that he would be home by 11 pm and he would sit and relax with us a bit and then go to bed. So I did the mom thing and I washed every bit of clothing he has here, because don’t forget we moved so I had all his clothing all boxed up for the past almost 3 months and they needed to be clean! Washed the sheets the blankets rearranged the room like 5 times cause well I wanted it to be PERECT!

Well 930pm his flight is just taking off, and he’s going to get in at 11 15-11 30 ish and the plan is still to go to his friends and see them then come home. OK …OK.. fine what time will you be here? About 2 ish he says, JEEEEZ ok well I guess I have no choice so ill deal with it.

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11:31 PM, and I cant wait another min so I track the flight on Jet Blues flight tracker and low and behold IT LANDED.. as I see that I get a text, HERE!! waiting to get off the plane to get my bags and go! About 10 min later I get another text,  1 of my bags is missing!  OK so now what, he goes to put in a claim, he tired the plane was already delayed and his temper, well I’m sure you can guess just how happy he was. Ad if you have ever been to an airport, then you already know it stress full when nothing goes wrong.

Is now almost 1 am he leaves he airport 1 bag lighter then he got on the plane with!  have done everything I can do from here but all I really want to do is fix the mess and go yell at the jet blue people and tell them to FIND MY KIDS STUFF NOW..and tell him MOMMYS GOING TO TAKE CARE OF IT, BUT he’s like 22 in the NAVY and well he s a man now.

By this point 1m tired its WAYYYYY past my bed time and I’m doing anything to keep my eyes open,  even his little bother gave up by 2 am, he tried, lights on TV blaring but in the end his body said GO TO SLEEP KID your 12!  So I start folding anything in sight, putting everything in a spot, putting my husbands cloths away in the dark, and I decide to sit for a min, that min turned into an hour and now its 2:45 am and I call him.  No answer..I text..SOON?  I get OMY, 2 min  OMG … I hear the car door shut and I can hear his voice. THIS WAS TOTALLY WORTH IT. It was the best hug ever!!! It was short and sweet but it was just the two of us.

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You would think I would have slept late the next day, right..WRONG my eye popped open by 9:30 AM, Seriously, WTH. I go get bagels and stuff do what I needed to do and you guessed it, called Jet Blue! YUP, mommy went there and even found the bag . Because that’s what moms do! So by 12:45 in the car with him and back to the airport to pu the bag. They told us to go to lost and found, bag has been tagged and will be with them. LIARS, it was on the carousel ready to be picked up by another passenger. After we came home my body was done and I was not in a functioning mood. Got some Chinese food and crashed.

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Needless to say, I would do it 10 times over just to see my boy! Stay tuned for My newest adventure, YOGA.. Yup I started doing Yoga and I love it!

 

 

 

 

Hello Friends..Im Back..

IM BACK!! After a few long months and a whole LOT of changes in my life I’m back on the grid So let me fill you in on some of the things that have went on in my life..

I went back to school..ALMOST 40 years old and I decided that this is a great time to go back and finish what I had started almost 19 years ago..I was a beauty school dropout..kind of..lol I finished the school and took my written state board but never took my practical. So I worked in the beauty business with my temp till I needed to go get my actual license, BUTTTTTTT decided to have a baby instead..so there was a lil kink in my plan.. So I waited and waited and waited, then we planned our wedding…. then we had another baby…well the list goes on so lets just say I had to start all over again and it was such a great experience. It is not so easy to get back into the swing of school when you have not been there in a really long time.. Thank god it was a 3 month course! Well I passed and I am now a NYS licensed Nail Technician..

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My Oldest son Andrew, Left in January for Boot Camp in the Navy, ONE of the HARDEST moments of my life was to watch him leave that night, and again to watch him get sworn in the next day and get on the bus. We were not able to speak with him but for three or four times during BC. The first call I received was when he got there, Call came in about 2:45 am and it was a scripted call stating they were there and ok and that they will be sending home a box with all of there clothing in it and to expect it via FED EX, that I need to sign for it and the next time I would hear from him would be in about 2 weeks.. and then he said I love you mom and then silence… OMG ..OMG I was beside myself! 2 weeks and I cant talk to you and it was the middle of the night..can you say panic attack.. OHH yes I forgot to mention my husband rolled over and says He ok..i said yes hes there .. he says ok good night..GOOOOD NIGHT are you crazy I need to talk I need to vent.. I needed to cry.. But needless to say 8 weeks passed and it was an EMOTIONAL 8 WEEKS  but I got the call 7.5 weeks in that ”’MOM, I DID IT..I AM A SAILOR” Can I tell you my heart was overfilled with joy because this meant I was going to be with my baby in less then a week to watch him graduate.. OHHHHH what a day that was..  He is now in A school in Pensacola FL and is learning his trade, He is going in as an AS..learing how to be a mechanic for planes and all that good stuff..

My husband and I have made a decision, A BIG DECISION ..We are putting our home up for sale and we are moving SOUTH!! South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky…. Not sure where yet but we are doing our research..

Last but not least I have decided to become an Origami Owl Jewelry Designer, But that will be for my next post, you can follow me as I make progress with that.

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