It has been a long time coming, after all the trials and tribulations, the tests and anxious waiting my son shipped to the Coastguard Training Center at Cape May on Tuesday to begin his basic training.
This also means we are now a new CoastGuard family and even stranger to consider a brand new service family, and I know we are not the most typical service family you would see. I am now figuring out this whole new world, the connections and slowly becoming aware we are part of something much larger than I think we ever realized. I am looking forward to seeing my son and his fellow shipmates grow into the Coastguards I know they can be. I am proud of them all.