And a believer!
It was a tough battle but I've come through on the other side of this horrific virus that Kelli shared with me.
Now Roger has a version of it and looks horrific! :-(
Michael received his passport and submitted all the paperwork the Army has required for his deployment. Basically this is the last 2 weeks he has that is not being claimed by the Army for training or by his 2 trips to Richmond, VA to celebrate another friend leaving for Basic Training and one trip to celebrate his 25th birthday with his friends.
We've had some good talks and I think I have conveyed my feelings and he's giving me props for having to cut that umbilical cord and let him go unconditionally on to live his life. He will always be my baby boy but as the day grows closer to him leaving for a year my heart cracks a little more but I'm trying to keep the sense of humor going for his sake because I know his life isn't going to be a picnic either for the next 400 some odd days. He knows I love him and I'm immensely proud of him. Phone calls will be rare and each one will be a gift. He should have Internet and an APO address so I can write him and hope for an occasional letter.
So I'm lining up my life for the next year to stay busy. Roger and I both are going to be doing Hospice volunteering working with the patients. I have some studying and tests to complete and a book that I have to fill out by answering questions about me. I try to do a few pages each day.
And we're planning a garden/flower bed after we get the landlord's permission. That will keep us busy and hopefully deliver the homegrown tomatoes I have been craving for the last 2 years.
In that vein, any gardners that read my blog? We need advice on how to control squirrels and where online would be a good place to order Siberian lillies. We're doing an above the ground garden and planting flowers by our porch and around the side of the house. And pics will follow throughout the summer...promise!
I plan to do some sewing for me, making the bedspread for our room and some pillows for the other room. Hoping to visit Roger's kids over the summer in Chicago and Buffalo.
And I'm sure I wil come up with other projects as the body allows.
I've missed you all and will spend part of tomorrow morning reading blogs and catching up with your lives, but now i need to go to work as I wasn't able to work much last week with the virus.
Have a beautiful rest of the day and Don't~Stop~Believin'!