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Time Flying too Fast to June 24th

Posted By: Trisha VanderGiessen 02-24-13

 
Today marks 4 months until my youngest son starts his new life at Recruit Depot San Diego. He will turn 18 years old on March 16, Graduate high school June 15th and my baby (I don't care how old he gets) will start the hardest most rewarding life I can't imagine at bootcamp on June 24th. I have known since he was a little boy that he wanted to be a Marine so it wasn't a surprise when he told me he would like me to meet his recruiter... He just grew up so fast. I feel a roller coaster of emotions as I'm sure all parents feel in our shoes but mostly I focus on the pride I feel not all the "what coulds" I try and lift those worries up in prayer. Definitely helps but it's comforting to read everyone's stories on here and realize you are not alone and what your feeling is "normal." Life is funny, I'm trying to slow down time and my son on Facebook last night said he wishes he could "time travel to June 24th."

Does anyone else have a child who will ship out to bootcamp in San Diego on June 24, 2013? I'd love to connect with you.

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