Monday, July 16, 2012
Day 198: Sent An Encouraging Letter To A Future Midshipman
When I was speaking to KJ, something that came up multiple times in conversation were her children; most notably her 18 year old son. She raved about what a kind-hearted, stand up person that he is. In her words, he is "selfless, focused, and determined." He is proving all of these attributes to be true as he has bypassed acceptance to multiple colleges in order to help protect others by enrolling in the United States Navy. While most of his friends will be enjoying the summer by partying and hanging out before leaving for college where they will continue to party and hang out, he will be going through one of the most difficult trials of his life, Plebe Summer. Plebe summer is a 7 week program where new recruits must endure rigorous mental and physical training, with the upcoming week being one of the most difficult. So today, for my random act of kindness, I am going to be sending KJ's son a letter of encouragement and to thank him for being a role model for my daughter.