He left today, girls. I cried of course, but for some reason, I am doing a lot better than I expected! I thought I would be a mess and cry all day, but he told me that I would be just fine and I believe him. I have this enormous amount of pride for being able to call myself a Sailor's Sweetheart! I know that that will keep me strong. I want to buy every Navy Girlfriend shirt I see online, every bear, every decal, etc. He's very brave and I am so proud of him. I know he'll do excellent at boot camp! Now I just have to wait for that first letter...here's to you Nathaniel, I love you so much!