Sunday, August 22, 2010
I'm still here
Our little girl is all grown up and on her own (sort of) now. Mandy left last Sunday for Basic Combat Training (BCT) for the Army. She is now stationed at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. She will be there for about 10 weeks and then she transfers to Ft. Jackson, South Carolina. It has been a week of changes for everyone. Mandy has to get used to a whole other life/routine and we need to adjust to a house without her. It's been strange.
Even Suzi has been thrown off balance by the changes. Mandy has been able to text us each night and she seems to be adjusting well. It's hard when you have to sleep on the top bunk in a barrack full of other girls. When you put a bunch of girls together you know there is going to be lots of talking and giggling no matter their age or where they are.
I've already been given the list of things to send to her. All the girls are complaining because the only underwear to buy at the PX are "granny panties" lol. Now that the blisters on their feet (from breaking in their boots) are healing the girls biggest complaint is undergarments. I can handle that lol. I like that Mandy still needs her Mom. Mommy to the rescue!!