Well before I introduce her to you, let me tell you how we first met. We had a tour of the barracks during PPW and Nate showed us his room. He and his two roommates took a lot of pride in the cleanliness of their room. Sparsely decorated unlike a traditional college dorm room, there are no empty beer bottles, posters and personal items filling the cramped quarters. Nate has a picture frame collage we gave him during Beast that has an assortment of pictures of family and friends and that's the only way you'd know it was his space.
Overlooking Nate's desk is a scenic view of Legion Square which is where the first bat- talion/first regiment is and where, while doing home-work, he can see cadets walking to and from class and other activities. He can also witness crazy cadet antics which add a little levity to the pressure-packed environment. Water bottles jettison between the barracks. Milk cartons become white, liquid missiles catapulting in the late winter night. Fruit-flavored yogurts are hurled with wild abandon.
Sounds like fun!
But in the midst of all this bravado and hi jinks, Nate can sometimes be seen snuggling with his special girl. What?? How can a cadet, let alone a lowly plebe hang out and snuggle with a girlfriend? Well, it's easy when your girlfriend is a blanket.
Nate's gf is a Green Girl which is a West Point term for the green blanket covering every cadet's bed.
She is the best girlfriend my OS can have right now. She is always there when he needs her. She's affectionate but not overbearing. She is low-maintenance and never jealous. Based on this picture, I think it's a long-term relationship.
When I met Green Girl, I liked her right away and that's saying a lot as a mom of three sons. I was expecting to have mixed feelings when I met my son's special lady but I didn't. I think this is a sign of my maturation. I knew the day was coming when Nate would have a girlfriend and I must say, I'm doing quite well.
Don't you think they make a cute couple! We love you Green Girl, welcome to the family!
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