Catching up where we left off, it was really hard to wrap my head around the change in my son. He was so different yet, still the same in alot of ways, he smiled the whole time we were there. He was quiet, but in a good way, not in the way before where I would have worried. It was so good to be with him, but it did feel akward too.
We had to stay on base the first day, so we went to the store, and sat in the car, and drove around alot. We were just happy to be together, Graduation was on friday, and the morning was overcast and cool. At least it was cool for an hour, then the humidity kicked in full force and we were sweating our butts off.
The ceremony was full of pride, and it was amazing. Jim and I were very very proud parents. My son passed by in the flight carrying all the colors, american and 50 state flags. My favorite part, was when they all walked forward and stood and repeated their oath of enlistment. It brought tears to my eyes.
The rest of the weekend was spent off base on Friday and Saturday. We went to seaworld, and then downtown for dinner. He bought us dinner, which was a big change. (He never bought us a meal, ever..)
On sunday when we picked him up on base at the BX, he came out with gifts for Jim and I. He bought 2 movie posters for his dad, and Jim burst into tears in the truck. This was the first time he had ever bought Jim anything. He bought me my favorite computer game Diner Dash. Then later in the day he purchased dog tags that said Proud Air Force Mom/Dad... One for each of us.
that brought everybody to tears also.
Then on sunday night it was time to go.....