13 weeks!

This morning I hung the stars and stripes out on the front of our home.  There’s a lot of meaning in this.  My son, my 18 year old, is coming home after 13 weeks!

He graduated high school and left for Marine boot camp on June 1.  It ‘s been a long summer without him… only letters back and forth.  Today we leave for Parris Island to watch him graduate with his company.  This is truly a celebration for our family.  I couldn’t be more proud.

He’s going to be spending the next few years in college and Marine training to become an officer through the Platoon Leadership Corp.

I’ve got a lot of cool memories carrrying this 6’7″ Marine on my shoulders when he was much smaller.  It’ll be hard to hold back the tears.  I’ll need to hold a firm jaw.

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One Response to “13 weeks!”

  1. I love this.

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