Saturday night Michael, Emma, and I went to my sister's house for dinner. She had the whole family over for a farewell dinner for my nephew Macon. He is leaving (today I think) for Cape May for basic training for the US Coast Guard.
He'll be gone 8 weeks before we get to see him again - I think during that time he can write letters, though and after so many weeks he'll get to make a phone call, too. I cannot believe he is so grown. I still see him as my little nephew, but he isn't a kid anymore - he's a grown man!
I'm excited for him. Sad he'll be gone, but it won't be long before we get to see him again and hopefully he'll get stationed in Houston. He gets to create a Wish List of where he wants to go and of course Houston is his first choice! He wants to go into Search and Rescue - says he'll be happier saving lives than if he had to take lives in another branch of the military. I wasn't surprised to hear him say this either - that's the kind of man Macon is and I'm proud of him!
We love you Macon and wish you all the best in this next chapter of your life!!