The USMC doesn't just make great Marines
Posted By: Aimee Lord 02-17-12
I read a lot of stories from moms and girlfriends, dads and brothers. We all talk about how we miss our loved ones while they are away. Our guys or gals are working so hard. They are making the scarific and putting in the hard physical work to earn the title of Marine.
What I've pick up on real quick is behind every recruit there is a strong mother, a strong girlfriend, a strong father and an entire family that is becoming strong....While we aren't repelling down walls or waking up at O'dark thirty we are working just as hard. Our love, prayers and words of encouragement are just as important to our recruit as is the physical and mental training they are receiving.
So while we weren't looking we became our own special kind of DI. We reassure our recruits that all is good on the home front. That while they are away we have thier back. I look so forward to the day when I get to meet my Marine son. He left me a boy and will return to me a man. As family we are just as important to our recruits success as anything he will do.
It's a wonderful journey. It is full of pride some days and loneliness and sadness other days. But we can do this. It's what we do as moms, dads, girlfirends, spouses and even aunts, uncles and grandparents. WE are part of the process and because we are training Marines that means....We got this. It's all good on the home front.
So chin up mommas, dry your tears girlfriend. And don't worry, this is just the beginning. USMC makes Marines but they also make Marine famlies. I give everyone a prayer for peace. My you find that bright spot in your heart. My you look forward with love and anticipation of the wonderful people we have raised. This is what it is all about...watching our loved ones reach for the stars and actually touch them. God Bless
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