What a wonderful thing is the mail,
capable of conveying across continents
a warm human hand-clasp.
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.