son starting marine crucible tuesday

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  1. riverrat

    riverrat New Member

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    Our son starts the final challenge at bootcamp starting tomorrow he begins the crucible. at the end he will be pinned with the anchor and globe and for the first time be addressed as a Marine. This is a little poem for marine wifes I reworked for parents

    When you awake tomorrow to begin the crucible
    Hope you know we walked every step with you that was possible?
    When you humped all those miles over rough terrain,
    ... we hope you know we are by your side?
    When your rations were low and your belly was hungry,
    Did you know that we wish it wasn't you but instead it was us?
    When your feet ache and blistered from stress,
    Did you know that we will carrying you deep in our chest?
    When you were tired and sore and almost ready to fall,
    Did you realize we would have carried it all?
    When you had little sleep and your eyes were red,
    Did you know we would have offered you our bed?
    When you had to push and pull for that extra mile,
    Did you know that we was so proud and so tall, with such a big smile?
    When you went to bootcamp, we went to one too,
    It's the one where parents worry over all you go through.
    we couldn't eat dessert, knowing that you had no treats,
    we felt quilty for wanting to rest, when you had tired feet.
    we anguished over ever tough moment, we thought you had
    we cried when we missed you, we cried when we was sad
    we cried over your letters, that showed your love for us
    we cried over thinking about the day you would come home.
    we cringed if we thought someone was yelling at you
    Even though we knew it's what they had to do.
    we lost sleep just wondering how you are
    we prayed and thought and even wished upon a star.
    Now your almost through and soon you will be
    One of The Few The Proud, a New MARINE
    we get an Honor too for going through the bootcamp for parents
    we get to hug you and hold you in our arms
    we get to see how handsome you really are
    we get our bright shining star
    No we don't get a medal or a pin to wear
    we don't get to sport that awesome Marine Hair
    our reward is one that can't be seen
    It's called "Being the Parent of a U.S. Marine."
     
  2. efmesch

    efmesch Active Member

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    Well said! I'm sure your wife deserves the credit for "suffering it through" even more than you.
    "Mr. and Mrs River*" Be PROUD. May "little River" run straight and strong, and be proud of you.

    (* I can't get myself to include the rat in your names--you're so not ratty.)
    :hi: (this is as close as I could get to a salute)
     

  3. brooksbeefarm

    brooksbeefarm New Member

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    I agree with efmesch on all he said but the rat part, to me, that just means your one of the good old boys. :thumbsup:Jack
     
  4. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    S-A-A-A-A-L-U-T-E (and that is a hard and crispy one from me also).

    You must really be proud of those young MEN for making that decision!!
     
  5. Americasbeekeeper

    Americasbeekeeper New Member

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    Great poem! There are groups, support groups for Marine families.
    It is the "eagle, globe and anchor" Your son will correct you if you forget.
     
  6. RE Jones

    RE Jones New Member

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    He will come out of there a changed man.
    Made all the difference in my youngest son when he came out. He was a good kid when he went in, came out a good man.
    You can be proud of him!
    Robert
     
  7. riverrat

    riverrat New Member

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    they slipped one by us they started the crucible a day early my son as of about 9 this morning finished up and is now officially a marine. 2 sons through marine boot camp within a year. i be one proud papa :thumbsup:
     
  8. brooksbeefarm

    brooksbeefarm New Member

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    And proud you should be, my hats off to you and your family. :hi: Jack
     
  9. Zulu

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    Congrats, be very proud.
     
  10. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    That is something to be proud of for sure!!