We’re all heading home tomorrow – it’s been a beautiful trip, aside from the weather. Cold, cloudy, and rain every where we turn. We’re going home to snow though. I have a few pictures from graduation to share – however Private First Class D.M.C chooses to have further pictures of him in his uniform after we get home, and he is around more family. It was SO cold graduation day – I couldn’t believe it! We’re having another Thanksgiving Dinner when we get home tomorrow – so it’s going to be a very busy homecoming for him. I can’t wait!
Family Day @ Parris Island December 4, 2009
Ok, we’re here – and it’s been wonderful thus far. We were up bright and early – minus the bright, since the moon was still out, and the sun had yet to make its appearance…
We lined up to watch the motivational run. By the time I spotted him and pointed him out to my sister – all she saw was his back. I’m not sure she even believed it was him. He had lost 50 lbs. We walked to the next area they were to pass and kept an eye out on the group I had seen him in. She saw him, he saw her and his face just beamed. That in itself was worth the trip.
After he was released for his liberty for the day, we had lunch, spent some time wandering around seeing where he’s spent his time for the past 13 weeks. He stayed here
It was the new barracks when our Father was in the Marines – now it’s the last to be replaced with the new new barracks. It’s really kind of cool he had a similar experience (at least for sleeping quarters) as his Poppa 🙂
His liberty was up by 3pm. Tomorrow starts his month home ;10 days liberty, then he’s working through a local office for a couple of weeks before leaving again for more training.
It was a wonderful day.
Goin’ to get me a Marine! November 28, 2009
Well, when he left 3 months ago – he was “just” my older nephew. When Sis and I embark on our 24+ bus ride to Paris Island this Tuesday, he’ll be on his way to being a Private First Class Marine – a rank he earned before he went to boot camp. He’ll be home for a Month – most importantly- he will be home for his 18th birthday, and the rest of this holiday season – even New Years – before he heads off to Camp Lejeune for more training.
He’s the one in the middle. We’re so proud of him, and have missed him so much. I am SO psyched about the trip with my sister. She’s a little stressed (anxiety issues) – fortunately she works retail, so a 5 day relief from that and all it entails will be as great a motivator as bringing her baby home 🙂