What a day. I write this with just a glimmer of a tear in my eye.
I’ve gone through most of the day just as normal, not really thinking about anything other than work and trying to make sure that my level of patience stays at a decent level. After my meeting tonight I was talking to my boss about the Boy joining the Marine Corps and hell, I wanted to start crying. Don’t know what’s up with that, but it’s like trying to be two different people at once.
He is in Atlanta right now, took the Asvab this afternoon and will stay overnight. Tomorrow he takes his physical and will get the initial swearing in. From that point on it is only a few months until he goes to boot camp, most likely in June. Hopefully he will be going to Parris Island, it will be a damn site easier to get up there than to go visit the Hollywood Marines out in San Diego.
Sometimes this parenting stuff just isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. I feel as if my heart is breaking at the same time that it’s busting with pride.
Semper Fi little buddy, I love you.
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hang in there, dad, and remember, he really is just a miniature badass like yourself. makes me proud.
You know what? Congratulations, man. It means something about you, too, if the boy you’ve raised has it in him to make that choice.
I am so proud of him and for you!
Heartwrenching yes! Some things NEED to be done!
He is a brave man like his dad, for accepting this.