Family Day and Graduation Day.
Posted By: Pamela Ferguson 01-10-12
Nothing could prepare me for the emotions I would feel on this day, The 9 hour drive was incredibly stressful, we left on Wednesday afternoon not a moment to soon. I had so many emotions, so many memories, so many thoughts. I can only imagine how my parents felt. I wanted Thursday ( family day) to be here already, so I can hold my brother and bring him home.
When we got to Parris Island I had butterflies I think we all did. sitting on the bleachers watching the short clip of what these recruits and now Marines went through was extremely brutal and emotional, I cant imagine how scared yet excited these recruits felt. I know first hand my brother really wanted this, this was his dream. Then watching them march in was amazing. after the small introduction and the marines were released for 5 hrs to there families and we saw him I just shouted to my mom " go get him mom, go get your boy" and she was off.
I ran down those stairs after her and I was of course the second to hug my Marine!! I couldn't stop crying the emotions were over whelming as they were for him. After the family and his friends got there congrats and hugs out of the way, he took us around the place we went to where they slept, the museum, went to eat and of course took some pictures. Then it was time to go back he had to practice for graduation the next day.
Graduation morning was exciting not only for him but for us. The past 13 weeks marked the beginning of what he would see and go through later once deployed. They did what they had to do to prepare them, And he did it they all did. That morning they all graduated as U.S. Marines.
We are 13 years apart and yet we are so close he is my little brother but he is my best friend and my hero.
I love you Mikey we are so proud of you congratulations!!!
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