mardi, mai 15, 2007

I will not be writing about our visit to Ireland yet. Something much more important happened today. Our oldest son left home for Navy boot camp.

Last night in his honour the family went to Outback Steakhouse. After that He and I went to O.B.'s for a beer, where a bunch of his friends converged to say goodbye. LP went to meet him there for a few minutes, after I got home.

This morning, Morgan, LP, Christian and I at an early lunch at KD's and then we went to the Navy recruiters dropped him office. We said our goodbyes, hugged (a few tears were shed) then he went off excited to be heading to the Navy.

I now know how my folks must have felt when I left for the Navy 29 years ago. I handled today's goodbye very well, but as time progressed I've experienced an increasing of melancholy and sadness that my son is no longer here. I already miss him terribly, but I am also proud that he has chosen to serve in the Navy. It was a good experience for me; I grew up a lot during my years of military service. I think this will be good for my son also.

I will always be his dad and he will always be my son. I love him dearly.

Coram Deo,

Ps. The picture of Christian an me above was taken last week at a Pub in Doolin, Ireland. We ate and had a Guinness there after our visit to the Cliffs of Moher.

lundi, mai 14, 2007

We have returned from Ireland and I have started downloading pictures to Photobucket. Some are at Lisdonagh House and others are here. It will take me a while to download all of them.

I will be writing about the trip as soon as I can get caught up here at home.

Coram Deo,