Well itâ€™s official! My son is in The United States Marine Corps!
Please welcome our newest military member into our large military family.
He went to Montgomery, AL for MEPS, as they call it on Sunday, and he passed all of the in-processing, and the ASVAB, and he signed his enlistment papers.
So, I now have two sons that are Marines, my oldest and my youngest.
I am filled with many emotions; happiness, sadness, and fear.
But, most of all I am very, very proud of him.
This decision did not come lightly, and is one of great personal sacrifice.
If you are a military mom, then you know exactly what I am talking about. You are excited that they are beginning on a new journey, but at the same time you are terrified.
Terrified because you know we are at war, and you know that as soon as they are finished with basic training deployments begin, and you have no idea when you will see them again.
This is not my first war-time Marine Corp. rodeo, per se. I have been through this before. My oldest barely survived his one and only tour in Iraq. I am going to pray that my youngest son has a different experience.
Please wish him well as he begins this new journey and pray he remains safe.