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My Son left for Parris Island June 20th

Posted By: Wendy Burch 06-27-11

 
This is one of the hardest things I have ever had to do! I have put my Son in the hands of God and the Marine Corps. My son has wanted this since he was 3 years old. God how I miss him and have cried. I am extremely proud of him and can't wait to get the first letter. The phone call I received was around 2300 hundred hours June 20th and it was a recording of someone else wasn't even my son, therefore I cried myself to sleep. I have been told a Marine mom is the hardest job!

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Charlene Lamoureux Avatar

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My son left June 19th for Parris Island. I am still awaiting my first letter but have been told they are kept very busy and sometimes finding time to write is tough. I was fortunate enough to receive three phones calls the day my son left. Once at his first airport because his flight was delayed. The second came during his five hour layover and the third came at 03:12 telling me had arrived safe and sound. In the third call he receited what seemed to be a rehearsed message but indeed was my son.

Posted by: Charlene Lamoureux on 06/29/2011

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Sam Shelley Avatar

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Please let us know when you get your first letter and what it was like! I'm sure it's hard. I have a year to go before my son goes!

Posted by: Sam Shelley on 07/01/2011

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Becky Bush Avatar

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My son left on the 26th...ive cried and even sleep with his blanket.

Posted by: Becky Bush on 07/05/2011

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Marisela Arvizu Avatar

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Becky I totally understand what your going through. I have slept in my daughters room about 3 times, I have shut out some of my daily functions, and pictured in my mind what and how I am going to react when I see her. I probably will not want to release her from my arms when she graduates. Her leaving again is probably going to put me back into a shell. But we have to be strong, and each day that passes gets better. Its only when I get a letter I creep back into a shell wishing she would have not left. Hang in there. It will get better.

Posted by: Marisela Arvizu on 07/29/2011

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Patricia McAlonen  Avatar

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So did mine I have not herd a word other than the 1st phone call. I wish I had an address so I could get some mail out to him?

Posted by: Patricia McAlonen on 07/09/2011

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kelly delp Avatar

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My son left the same day for the same place... hopefully by now you have gotten some letters from him to let you know how he is doing.

Posted by: kelly delp on 07/22/2011

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Marisela Arvizu Avatar

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Hi, my daughter left June 20, 2011 and we miss her so, so much. I happen to show it with tears, and just not being myself. I too have cried myself to sleep at night, and even during the day the tears just fall from my eyes. As selfish as it may seem, as a mom I was and used to doing for our kids, but teaching them right from wrong. I believe it will pay off, for my girl is a born leader, she states in her 4th letter that she is a squad leader. She had told me for over a year she had her goals set, and she was going to accomplish them. At first her letters were that of her missing us tremendously, and loves us so much, but will see us at graduation. So I know she is determined. I think we have it so good in our civilian world, that having the limited things in the military just makes me wish she was here enjoying our life, and perhaps I need to let her see her goals through. Although, she is counting the days.

Posted by: Marisela Arvizu on 07/29/2011

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Marisela,
Thank you for submitting comments to LifeAsAMarine.com. Your insight is valuable to our users, and I hope you continue to post comments and maybe even publish a story. As a mother of a new female recruit, you have valuable stories to tell.
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Posted by: Community Manager on 07/29/2011

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