Plebe Summer Vocabulary
A USNA Mother’s Prayer
(Reprinted from The Log)
To be a Good Naval Academy Mother:
is to know F E A R—there is so much mystery at USNA
is to know P R I D E—that one so young will aspire to such a noble calling
is to know U N C E R T A I N T Y—why hasn’t he called?
is to know G R A T I T U D E—that a sponsor family will take him in and treat him so well
is to know J O Y—he likes it and is doing so well
is to know D E S P A I R—he’s on restriction
is to know F R I E N D S H I P—other USNA families who share your feelings and see you through
is to know F A I T H—there is someone other than you working in your child’s life
is to know A G O N Y—his friend was separated
is to know a T H R I L L—catching a glimpse of him in a parade or march on
is to know P E R S E V E R A N C E—the Dark Ages can’t last forever; send another care package
is to know S U P P O R T—their Sponsor’s mother, whom you have never met writes regularly
is to know A N G E R—why does he have watch on the day you can visit?
is to know P A T R I O T I S M—spend an hour in Memorial Hall and read all the names marked.
A Midshipman’s Mom