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3 hrs. from being an empty nester

tapwatertapwater Member Posts: 11,162
edited May 2004 in General Discussion
We deliver our younger son into the hands of the USAF at 5:00...Proud, happy, sad, proud, excited, proud.....Still,.....he's outa my hair (and stuff) for 4 yrs.!! Did I say I'm proud?

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

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  • DancesWithSheepDancesWithSheep Member Posts: 13,043
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by tapwater
    ...he's outa my hair (and stuff) for 4 yrs.!!

    Don't bet on it. Congratulations anyway!
  • tapwatertapwater Member Posts: 11,162
    edited November -1
    DWS....yep, that's what I thought the last couple times he moved out...He goes to Texas for basic then Maryland for schooling in aircraft metal tech...(he was a machinist)...He'll adapt...He isn't dumb, just ornery, and they'll fix that pronto!!!!

    The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
  • n/an/a Member Posts: 168,427
    edited November -1
    Tap, they may get out of our hair, but never out of our minds, and worry,, ya cant live long enough to quit worrying about your kids..

    Just hope and pray, and keep the chin up,, most turn out well..

    Classic (the Ugly Biker)
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    "I dont care how thin you make a pancake, it still has two sides"

    "A wise man is a man that realizes just how little he knows.
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  • tapwatertapwater Member Posts: 11,162
    edited November -1
    Classic, that goes without saying...concern is always there, but worrying just makes us old(er)..[;)]...He'll do fine...We just went over AR-15 breakdown again[:D]....At least he has an edge in the small arms department...We're off...wish him well....and thanks....Durn, I'm gonna cry, I just know it!!!!

    The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
  • pickenuppickenup Member, Moderator Posts: 22,392 ******
    edited November -1
    You will miss him.
    Congrats and best wishes.

    The gene pool needs chlorine.
  • dawniedawnie Member Posts: 1,213 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    You only THINK he is gone.

    He will be back.
  • tapwatertapwater Member Posts: 11,162
    edited November -1
    Thanks all...yepper, it got a bit teary.....But jeez, how many of you vets got a solo ride in a Caddy to the hotel next to the airport?....

    The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
  • jujujuju Member Posts: 6,321
    edited November -1
    I just have one question, are you proud?[;)][:D]

    Congrats and tell him I said thanks for serving.

    JuJu(who salutes all vets, old and new)
  • tapwatertapwater Member Posts: 11,162
    edited November -1
    Michael, the proud us what brings the tears, not the parting...[^]

    The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
  • stanmanstanman Member Posts: 3,052
    edited November -1
    quote:.Durn, I'm gonna cry, I just know it!!!!

    I'm about 3 YEARS from being an empty-nester, and I sometimes cry just thinking about it!

    Congratulations to you and tell the young man he has the gratitude and prayers of myself and my family.
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