We are all adjusting to life without Jordan around. It actually isn't too difficult for everyone because Jordan was working full-time, then going to school at night. The very noticeable difference is the empty, quiet bedroom.
I'll get a little knot in my throat when I walk by her room. Today I went to her room and sat for a while, missing my first born, looking at the things she packed and the things she left out.
And, just like shedding tears when packing up the baby crib, I'll be shedding tears once I clean out her room. I'm just not ready for that job yet. Maybe in a couple of months.
In the meantime, the girls have been writing letters and drawing pictures for Jordan. Eva decided to make Jordan a folder to keep all her "stuff" in.
Jordan called on Tuesday night from her hotel room. She and her dad played "Words With Friends" til around 9:30 when she went to bed. Then she was up at 4:30 a.m. after a restless night's sleep. After some paperwork at the station in Richmond, she was dropped off at the airport as the "group leader" of a bunch of guys who are also Navy. They all waited at the airport for 6 hours until their flight to Chicago. She managed a 2 hour nap, which revived her a bit. She sent me a text when she arrived. At 12:15 a.m. we received a phone call from her and this was the jest of it.
Me, groggily: Hello
Jordan rather perky: Hi mom.
Me, waking up: How are you?
Jordan, following her script: I've arrived at the Great Lakes Boot Camp. You will be receiving a box with my belongings. And, I will be contacting you by phone in about 3 weeks.
Me: Oh, ok. Are you doing alright?
Mom: I love you, Jordan
No "I love yous", just "click". I understand it all. I'm just thankful I was able to talk to her during her 6 hour wait at the airport yesterday.
I'll be glad to see her in July.
(FYI it is phone call to parents letting us know she arrived safely.
The military tells them what they can say. It is not time for chit
chat, just the basics.)
Welcome to my family blog. I have been married to Mike for over half of my life. I love my Savior, Jesus. I am a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom to six terrific, interesting children. My 3 oldest were born to me in my younger years, while my 3 youngest were given to me by God in my older years. I am very blessed. ~Cheri