PCdaughter will leave Tuesday to go to MEPS for her final time with her recruiter. husband and I will go later that day, meet her in Columbia, and spend the night. The next morning she enters Basic Training. Then, my baby will be gone for a long, long time. She has 10 weeks of basic, followed by 23 weeks of Advanced Individual Training for her job. Then, she will be stationed somewhere ---anywhere the army wants to send her. I know that she will not be living a block away ever again. We just got back last night spending five days in Florida. We saw Epcot, Animal Kingdom, and Universal Studios. It was nice to have some time with her away from everyday life. We had a blast. We rode every ride together and had an "awesome" trip. Tomorrow is her going away party. I think we have about 50 people coming. I am cooking frogmore stew/lowcountry boil (shrimp, potatoes, corn, and smoked sausage boiled in zatarans). husband made her a large banner at the store today: Good Luck Princess Warrior. We will miss our GI Jana. I don't know how to feel. I am going to miss her sooooooo much. I am proud of her, but....I am sad that she will be gone too.