Missing my little boy....
Posted By: Carolyn Alvarado 10-25-11
Oh how I miss my little boy, I miss him sitting on my lap, cuddling with me while we watched movies, just being able to see him & hug him whenever I want. Well as you know my son is a Marine, so he is no longer "my little boy" but is now a Man. The transformation was quick it seemed to me. I sent my young 19 year old son to MCRD San Diego & in 13 long weeks he was a man. I was able to see the difference in him in his letters, in the confidence he had in himself, in the way he talked about boot camp, & all that he wanted to do when he was done with it.
He never complained about boot camp, had anything negitive to say about it, & always left me feeling that he loved it. Now I know that some of you are thinking no way he had to say something negitive or bad. Nope nothing like that at all. I dont know if it was to make me feel better or if he really liked it either way it did make it easier for me.
While he was at MCRD I would tell everyone where he was, let everyone know I got a letter, when he was graduating, & where he would be after that, I was a very Proud Marine Mom. After graduation I was even more proud of him (if thats even possible). Bring him home after he graduated was like bring home a new baby. I could not wait to show him off to everyone & all the pictures we took at MCRD.
Now a different kind of missing him has set in. He has been in Okinawa Japan since the first part of August & I miss him even more then I did when he was at Boot Camp. He is over 9,000 miles away there is no way I could just get on a plane & fly to him if he needed me.
He loves it there he has sent me pictures of the view he has from his room & it makes me very happy to know he is doing what he loves, where he wants to, & is making me proud.
Does anyone else have a child that is at Camp Kinser in Okianwa Japan or any of the other camps there? I would love to get in touch with you.
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