Recruit Training and Graduation Pictures
Posted By: Lisa Potter 05-06-12
My family and I traveled over 500 miles to see our New Marine Graduate. It was a long 3 months but after seeing him it was well worth the wait. Our youngest son - I think it was the hardest on him, as the days got closer he was counting the days down to see his big brother. When those 2 saw each other for the first time it was heart wrenching to see 2 brothers have so much love for one another. Tyler wants to follow in his brothers footsteps and become a Marine, he still has 8 years yet to go but after seeing what the Marine Corps has done to/for Brandon i think it will be the best thing for Tyler too.
Being a Marine Mom is hard never knowing, that is the hardest thing and sending your kids out into the world, but with what they teach them it made me feel a lot better. As a parent you can only teach your children so much and hope they remember what you have taught and told them, but now I feel a lot better, he has been taught a lot more in the Marine Corps things as parents we could not teach him. So now I think he can go out into this world of ours and be able to stand on his own and not worry as much, but one thing he knows he always has his family at home when he needs them.
My family is in all branches of the service, All the way back to WW1 up to the Gulf War. So to all those parents out there with children going into the service, you will worry and you would hope your child wouldn't go into the service, but they are going to do what they feel is best for them, just stand beside them in there decisions, and hope we have taught them well. God Bless everyone and all Marines. OOH RAH
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