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The beginning of a new chapter....
Posted By: Nora Gaughan 08-23-11
My son shipped out for Parris Island on Aug 22nd. It is the weirdest feeling. Excitment, pride, fear, sadness, happiness, anxiety all rolled into one. The thought of him moving on to become a man, a soldier is now reality. I am excited that he will have a career he can be proud of; one that he may not have had without the Marines. I just cant seem to stop thinking about what he will be facing these next 13 weeks. It kills me that I can't be there to tell him everything will be OK. But I know he's tough and I believe in him, but I am asking myself "Did I tell that to him enough"? I just have to have faith that I have built the foundation that that Marines will teach him to build upon. I know he's not alone. I am so proud of my son and the man he is becoming. This is the beginning of a new chapter in his life!
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