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20 October 2010 @ 04:26 pm
Property of the U.S of A.  
In a few minutes, the girls will be home from school and I'll start herding everyone into getting dressed for our portrait appointment. (After three days, we've agreed on a color scheme-- my brother and LC in black, girls and I in variations of burgundy.) This was actually my brother's idea; he wanted a family portrait before LC leaves for Boot Camp. LC promptly coughed to hide any emotions, and the girls got sniffly.

LC's mother was down here for the party this weekend, but I was actually working during said party, so we didn't talk. LC did, however, spend the majority of Sunday's early morning darkness drunkenly confiding in me that he's always felt as though she tried to control him, and the he's always needed to buck against those attempts.

... this is really going to happen, isn't it? Sam and I will drive him up to Columbus on Monday, and then he'll be property of the U.S. Government. He'll be in the army. A soldier.

*deep breath* I am not having issues about this. I'm ignoring even the implication of the possibility that I might be having issues with this.

... And that's the bus backing up outside.

*hugs*
Thank you for listening.
-Meredith
 
 
Emotional Temperature: distresseddistressed
The Band Plays:: "Louie, Louie"-- by Paul Revere and the Raiders
 
 
 
Amberminttown1 on October 20th, 2010 08:35 pm (UTC)
*hugs* I'm sorry. I will keep you and him both in my thoughts.
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: violetgarnettrees on October 25th, 2010 01:28 am (UTC)
*hugs back* Thank you. You've been so supportive, and I've really needed that.
-Meredith
cen_evans: Long Daycen_evans on October 20th, 2010 10:47 pm (UTC)
Beginning to possibly understand how you're feeling right now. My little sister has started talking about joining the military after she graduates in June. We've been politely bickering about this decision all week. *shakes head* She hasn't even signed up yet and already I'm worried! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, it's helped. *hug of support*
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: kissmegarnettrees on October 25th, 2010 01:30 am (UTC)
Just contemplating the situation is terrifying, I know. I have no idea how I'm actually going to feel tomorrow. *deep breath*

I hope your sister makes the choice that's right for her. *hugs back* I'll keep you both in my thoughts.
-Meredith
Nebula: btvs buffy hugauthoressnebula on October 22nd, 2010 01:51 am (UTC)
*hugs really tight* Oh sweetie. Boot camp is good for some people: he'll still be on the soil of the US of A, and I'll hold good thoughts that he'll make it through.

In the mean time, you need to hug yourself really hard and say it's from me, okay? Because it totally is.

~Nebula
Meredith Bronwen Mallory: friendsgarnettrees on October 25th, 2010 01:32 am (UTC)
*hugs her lambykins tight* That's the only good thing about him going into Explosive Ordanence Disposal. It's an extra year of training, on a US base, so the earliest he'd be shipped out would be January 2013. Still, the thought of him working with explosives, and learning to difuse roadside bombs, is terrifying.

You're always so sweet to me. *long-distance hugs back*
-Meredith