Tuesday, October 19, 2004

MORE SHOTS!

Gabe called yesterday afternoon.  Rocky got the call again.  He sent his love.  Apparently he hasn't started his drill cycle yet, which means he'll probably start next Monday.  He got more shots.  Oops... I suppose we should have sent his shot records so he wouldn't get any repeats.  The paper said 'personal shot records... optional'.  I'll bet they have a lot of fun with that one... 'What, no shot records?  No problem, we'll just assume you've never had a shot in your life, and play catch-up! '  Poor Gabe, he's so sore!  Maybe its a good thing his training is delayed, now he'll have a little time to recouperate.  That picture was taken this spring just before he moved out of his apartment.  His girlfriend had spent 5 hours braiding his hair.  I was amazed that she had gotten him to sit still long enough.  (And I threatened to break her fingers if she ever corn-rowed his hair like that again, two braids, one braid, a scalplock... yes, but not corn rows.)  Still no word from his girlfriend.  She should have had her 18th birthday by now.  She should be about 7 months pregnant by now.  I guess he finally gave up on her because he basically left a 'good-bye' message for her on his cell phone.  It broke my heart to hear it, he had been so optomistic that he would hear from her again.  I don't know if he's ready to be a daddy, but oh how he wanted to be!  I'm still hopeful, its my job... ( K, I was just kidding, I wouldn't really break your fingers!  Besides, he doesn't have any hair left to braid). 

6 comments:

kimbellina1957 said...

OH, I KNOW YOU ARE MISSIN THAT SON OF YOURS. I FEEL SO SORRY THAT THIS GIRL HASNT CONTACTED YOU YET. I HAD THE MOTHER OF MY GRANDCHILD TELL ME WHEN SHE CAME BACK TO US THAT SHE THOUGHT WE DIDNT WANT HER OR THE BABY, THAT WAS A SHOCKER! BUT THAT WAS WHAT SHE WAS THINKING WHILE SHE WENT THROUGH HER WHOLE PREGNANCY BY HERSELF. WE DIDNT KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON TIL SHE CAME BACK AROUND FOR US TO AT LEAST SEE OUR GRANDBABY. NOW SHE KNOWS WE NEVER FELT THAT WAY, BUT I CANT GET PAST IT AND HER GOING THROUGH IT ALL ALONE. I WONDER IF YOU COULDNT CONTACT HER? I HOPE SHE ISNT THINKING THE WAY OUR GIRL WAS. GOOD LUCK TO YOU, I KNOW YOU ARE GONNA BE A WONDERFUL NANA.:)

mosie1944 said...

I think the cornrows are cute... but then, I'm the only one in my family that thinks my granddaughter's pierced eyebrow is cute.

http://journals.aol.com/mosie1944/MYCOUNTRYLIFE

sonensmilinmon said...

My boys had to get ALL the shots over ... and they had shot records! I think they have too much fun giving those shots to the new recruits.

My son wanted corn rows ... yeah he would look real cute = blonde hair, blue eyes.

Monica

maxina3777 said...

Hmm, well have you ever gotten to know his childs mother? EVen if he isn't ready to be a Daddy, he has no choice now, at least I don't think he should. I think the braids look sort of sexy, now let me just trim his mustache n his beard oh yes, I just Love doing that sort of thing...I'm silly. My advice to you and him is Grandparent rights, thats if she is being shady and doesn't want you to be apart of the babies life. Maybe she is upset n hurting that your son left to the Military, now she is alone, i would have hated my man had he did that while I was pregnant. I would have made him have hell to pay....seriously, I just gave up on my husband, n could care less about him now, he made me raise my son for the past 2 1/2 yrs by myself, having to beg for rides here n there n it's not like I didn't cry to my husband everytime I talked to him, he just ignored it n thought of it as too much headache, so i had to go through it all alone. Just try to understand that ur sons girlfriend is probably hurting n resentful, or she just could be. Heck I tried everything from calling my husbands CO (but no one thought it was important enough to let me talk with the CO) to emailing his boss' and nope, turns out I wasn't going to get any help at all. So yup, me stuck having to hustle for eveything....n now he's getting out soon and for the past 8 months he has been trying to get me to allow him back into my life.....and U know what I only need him for a baby sitter LMAO sorry i always have to vent @@

cneinhorn said...

Nice doo!
Can you get in touch with her?  So sad, them not being together and a baby on the way.  I hope they can work something out so he can be part of the child's life.  
~JerseyGirl

st0rmwhispers said...

He's a looker!  Hopefully the girlfriend will come to her senses by delivery when she realizes no baby has too much love.  I'll say a prayer.