Posted By: Pamela Mainz 06-21-11
My son turned 17 enlisted days later and leaves for bootcamp San Diego Feb 17th. Although the Marines has been his dream since he's been in the 3rd grade. I read all the stories of the Mom's that just had their babies/boys/men leave for bootcamp and OMG I'm freaking out!
I know the Marines is what Kayd wants and he lives and breathes it and I'm soooo proud! How many young men at the age of 17 or 18 know what they want? I'm not a baby and not only did I raise a Marine but also have 10 year old twin sons so honestly there's no room for me to be a baby and I sure don't cry but seriously my heart breaks and I feel like crying everytime I read your stories, Mom's.
Please keep posting and if any of you have any words of wisdom for the Mom's that are going to be in your spots soon please inform. PS Did any of you go to any family kinds of things after your kids enlisted??? I keep hearing there will be a family day of sorts but no idea where to go from there? Recruiter has been little to no help?
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