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Posted By: Janet Bryce 07-07-10
When our Son called and said that he was going to talk to the recruter, we knew that he would sign up. It was 2 weeks before he was to graduate high school. My husband, a Marine, was so proud. I was so scared. When we saw him off at MEPS, it was just the beginning of many tears and many sleepless nights for me. My husband kept telling me that it would be OK and the letters that tore my heart out would get better. It did get better and so did the letters. I could see the pride in his words that he had accomplished the elite title of Marine in the same fields as his Dad. He wrote to us that he would walk across the same parade deck as his Dad did, and he was very proud of that. Finally the day came for us to leave to go see our son graduate. Family Day came and the tears would not stop. We saw our Son for the first time in 13 weeks. What a change! He stood tall and had a look about him that we had never seen before. It was the look of confidence. It was the look of pride. He has grown into a wonderful man and a very fine Marine. I am a very proud Marine Mom and my husband is a very proud Marine and Marine Dad.
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