Friday, February 10, 2012

Rosie Valentine

As many of you know my son Malcolm is in the Navy and was stationed overseas right out of A-School. Sasebo, Japan is 7,042 miles from where I live in San Antonio, Texas. It's still hard to fathom the distance and while I get to talk to him quite often since they've been in port for awhile, I miss him something awful. We definitely had our ups and downs through the years but for the most part he was an excellent kid and I knew I was going to miss him, but honestly I didn't know it was going to be THIS much.

His leaving was super hard on my family as all 4 of my kids are VERY close, from the littlest to the biggest. He still calls me sometimes and says "Mom, I really wanna come home" and that breaks my heart because I want him to come home too! Even knowing he is doing a GREAT thing, I think we all want to keep our kiddos close. I know it's super hard for him because he's never been away from home for very long or very far.

Anyways, gettin' long winded here... Malcolm was so so so sad to leave behind his dog. She's a boxer and her name is Rosie. She's already going on 5 and will be getting up there for a Boxer by the the time he gets home. So I made him this valentine from her. :) Tomorrow I'm going to ink up her paw so she can "sign" it for him.


  1. Jamie, what a sweet card. He will love it! The picture frame is so cute.

    I did the inked paw signature with our cats before in a card to their vet. Um, make sure you have a good hold on Rosie! You could get ink prints where you do not want them. LOL

    Great job!

  2. What a sweet post! I am sure Rosie is missing Malcolm too!!

  3. Oh Jamie, this just brought tears to my eyes!! I love the card, and the fact that Rosie will be sending it to her favorite friend :) And that your son misses you guys and wants to come home -sniff, sniff! I know it's tough, but he'll be so grateful for this time of service and he'll always have it to add to his life resume :) And we are ALL so proud of him! Blessings!

  4. @Tami -I did ink the inside with her paw print and then I signed her name. :)

    @April - She is. He left her in the care of my sister (not sure why but it's his dog right?) while he's gone, so when my sister went on vacation right after Christmas she got to come stay with us!!! I have an awesome video of her where I was asking where Malcolm was and she was like woofing... too cute!

    @Kelly - I really have to stop and tell myself.. he's OK. He's gonna live without us... but it SO hard sometimes. Love the thought him adding it to his life resume.

  5. Awww, this is so cute! love the dots on the hearts :)