Just wanted to let you guys know (since a lot of you have followed my son’s story in the past couple years) that he graduates from Navy Boot Camp on Friday - he will be an Electrician’s Mate Fireman!!! He scored all 5.0’s on his tests, his division may have messed up a bit (long story - it takes some folks longer than others to learn to SHUT UP AND KEEP THEIR LOCKERS CLEAN AND MARCH!!! ), but he is NOW A SAILOR!!! He passed his last test (battle stations) and they did the cap ceremony where they exchanged their recruit ball caps for sailor ballcaps - he is now a Sailor with the United States Navy!! It has been a long nine weeks, but he is done - and he did WELL!!
I can’t even begin to explain the pride I have in him.
He’s gonna be a Nuke - the Nuclear Program snatched him up right away (I think I told y’all this before) - and after he has his medical stuff done he’s off to A-School. He’ll have an Associates Degree when he’s done - in 6 months!!! After that, it’s six more months of school and then he either goes the officer route or continues on that career path as an EM.
Dammit - I am SO PROUD!!!
For all the bad stuff that has happened with me getting laid off and my husband not having work - this is the most WONDERFUL thing that is happening - and I just wanted to tell my friends - you all - who have put up with me and my whining since 1999.
He’s on liberty this weekend after graduation - maybe I’ll introduce him to you guys.
Anyway - thanks for sticking by me through all these years folks - I appreciate it. And I’m just so HAPPY I have GOOD news to share.