Wednesday, March 2, 2005


I said goodbye to Gabe yet again and this time I didn't even cry.  He's passed the big test with basic and AIT.  Now he is going to his first unit... the 101st Screaming Eagles, and he's a Cav. Scout (he's so proud of that!)  The sad part is that I don't know when we'll be able to see him again.  He's really left the nest now... there will be no flying home because he's tired of the job, that is not an option.  I told him yesterday... 'Dang, you're all grow'd up now, its like you're a real man, not just my son but a soldier and a MAN!'  And of course he had to throw in 'And not just a soldier but a Cav Scout!'.  He was supposed to leave for the airport this morning at 5:30 am, he wasn't even packed at that time.  Yep, thats my boy!  You can bet his new unit is going to cure him of that REAL quick!

Less than 4 weeks to go before I become a Stay At Home Mom, a SAHM.  Thats a really weird acronym isn't it?  It looks like it could stand for some kind of missle or weapon of mass distruction.  "Look at me, I'm a SAHM, so watch out!'  Actually I hate the term, it sounds so... lazy! What about School And Home Mentor, or maybe Such A Happy Mother... no, thats a little too sappy for me.  They can keep the silly acronyms... I'm just going to be a full time Mom, I don't need a fancy title or initials for that.  What a rare luxury it is now days for a family to be able to afford to have one parent devote their time to caring for the children.  I just hope I don't gain any weight with my new role!  I barely fit in my skin now!


mom23nca said...

The pride is just oozing from your words.  HOw wonderful!
Welcome to the world of Full Time MOM!

sdoscher458 said...

Oh Dorn..our kids grow up too fast.  I've done both been home with the kids and also went to work...looking back I wish I had stayed home the entire time the kids were little.  Unfortunately, it wasn't an option for me.  Time is important and I'm happy for you that you will have this with your children....Sandi

mumma4evr said...

what an exciting time in your life!!!!

purplectigger said...

Good Job Mom. You'll get this saying good by down before long. I use to cry everytime Sammie left the house. Now I'm just sad for a day or two.
Ask Gabe what they call the 101st Screaming Eagles at Ft . Campbell. I bet he will say the " Pukeing  Buzzard's  At least tha's what they called them when we were stationed there.
Have a great week

sunshine38585 said...

I am so proud of Gabe! He is a wonderful man and you have done a wonderful job raising him Dorn!! Congrats on your new job. I am sure you will really enjoy it once you have done it awhile. You wont have to miss anything else your children do. lol well that is a little sappy. At least you wont miss anymore of the Springer show! lmao.

floralilia said...

congrats gabe! (and so handsome!) - best wishes with your new ventures - see the world kid - and remember to take notes.

and man, that is succulent SAHM wisdom if i ever saw it babe -

astaryth said...

Hey, it's not goodbye.. it's till you see each other again!! Be proud.. you've raised a very handsome, responsible young man.

mystafymeal4me said...

ok I know id be bawling..It had to be hard to say goodbye,but yet you have to be strong for him.
not to know when you will see him aging would be the hardest im glad he is doing somthing he wants to do .
good luck with staying home.and yes it is a rareity im glad you are able to ,That is my plan someday (hopefully before my kids leave home)

schnozbeary said...

Congrats again to Gabe!!! And you are right. It is a rare luxury to have the choice to stay home..I, too am a SAHM, although I despise the acronym, and while you sometimes have to sacrifice monetary pleasures, you sure do reap awesome benefits for choosing this path, at least I think so....Penny

hestiahomeschool said...

Mandy saw his picture and was drooling. Want to arrange a marriage?  They would make such pretty babies...please be sure to post his unit imformation so we can send him and his buddies treats.
lots of love, Kas

my78novata said...

I Love you SAHM reworking. We have a friend and thier son has just left too!!!!!!! Its so scary. He is a radio control guy named seth. we can pray for all.  Lori

globetrotter2u said...

Your son is a real heart-throb. You're very brave. I can't imagine the anxiety you must have, but you're obviously a very strong woman. Enjoy being a SAHM. You deserve it.
The Globetrotter

angieabk said...


My brother was a member of the screaming eagles... oh wait... THE SCREAMING EAGLES.... Trey would shoot me if he found out I hadn't capitolized first.  They really love that regiment..or whatever it's called.

Gabe will love it too!

Good for you too... I've been a SAHM for almost two years now..... BEST 2 YEARS OF MY LIFE!!!!!!!!!

You'll love it!