09 July 2012

In the Navy!

My friend Abbie has had a few challenging years.  So, a few months ago she decided to find more meaning in her life and signed up for the Navy Reserves!  This is a test of endurance for most, but as a second career and her age not being in the 18-22 year old range, she is looking at an even more difficult path.  I applaud her dedication, her running over the months to build up strength, the changes in eating habits to encourage a more healthy existence, and the mental toughness she'll need to push through.


Here's a grainy photo of Abbie and I at her send off party.  She's been happier than I have seen her in years as she looks forward to this new place.  The first few months of basic training will be the worst, but after that we'll be able to write and email her again.  I know we all wish her well and expect nothing but success!  Congratulations Abbie and well done!


5 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

good luck to abbie!

Grandma Becky said...

Congrats to Abbie and basic training is the worst part of the military...been there done that, USAF years ago! God bless!

Stampmouse said...

i wish her luck. sometimes being a little older going into the military you have an edge you know life is all about games people play and basic training is all about the game keep that in mind and you can get through the whole thing easily. I was in the air force for 4 years and the reserve for 3 its where I met my hubby and it made me who I am today.

Buck said...

My oldest was an enlisted US Navy submariner. In the Navy we say Bravo Zulu for a job well done. And so:

Bravo Zulu Abbie!

beth said...

the best of luck to abbie.....you are a good friend !!