I sat down today to write our son a letter like I do most Saturday mornings. But, today was different.
Our son has been in boot camp for 11 weeks. He has 19 days left. I began to cry as I was writing my letter to him. Why?
I think it is because I realize several things:
One, I miss him terribly.
Two, the young man I sent off to boot camp will be changed into a United States Marine.
Three, we are down to the final days, the home stretch.
It wonâ€™t be long before I can wrap my arms around my son, tell him how very proud of him I am, and how very much I love him. This has been the longest amount of time I have ever been away from my son. It has been hard, but it has been so worth it.
The man that will return to me will be full of discipline, honor, courage and commitment. He will be part of a group, that only a few, the elite, have the honor of being, a member of the United States Marine Corps.
We are looking forward to Graduation Day on May 24th. Please remember our son in your prayers as he moves into the finals phases of exams, and certifications to become a Marine. We are excited as a family to join this new family, and begin this new adventure together.