Sunday, February 13, 2011

Private Turney

Ryan 'shipped' off to Ft. Jackson, SC for Army basic training on Monday, February 7th. It was the saddest day of my life...of my families lives. While we are so extremely proud of Ryan and of his enthusiasm to serve our really sucks having a birdy leave the nest and go so far away. What was really hard was not being able to hear from him, at all, for a few days. Until Michelle was able to hear his voice, and know that he had a warm bed and food, she felt lost. But she heard from him and he's doing just fine, has made some friends and is still very excited to be in the Army.

Soon Ryan will be able to send letters and receive letters and we'll all feel tons better. I can't wait until April when he graduates from basic -- I'll be in the audience the proudest Army aunt ever!!