Sunday, September 19, 2010

6 years and many miles

We have been busy lately and I have sooooo much to blog about! In the meantime, today is a special day....6 years ago today is when Brian started his duty as a United States Marine!! Time Flies!! I can't believe it has already been six years since the day Brian's parents and I drove him to the recruiter's office where we dropped him off, said our good-byes, and he left for boot camp. He went to boot camp in San Diego, California @ MCRD for three long months!! The only contact we had with him was through letters and he was able to make a brief phone call on Thanksgiving Day! Brian wrote me a letter everyday he was able to while at boot camp and I cherish those letters. I can't wait to share them with my children when they are grown:) There is something so romantic about writing letters especially when you are miles and miles apart. In the past, letters were the only way military couples could communicate and know of their husband's well-being which also makes me feel old-fashioned, which I love!!

I was away at college when Brian went through boot camp. I remember going to the mailbox and praying that I would get a letter that day and being overwhelmed with joy when one or two or even three would arrive. As they say, distance makes the heart grow fonder...and boy did I miss Brian when he was away at boot camp. Although, little did I know that was only the beginning of the many months we would spend missing one another through all of the training and deployments.

I am so proud of you Brian!! Congratulations on 6 years of your continued honor, courage, & commitment!!

1 comment:

  1. In my previous comment (that didn't work) I was letting you know that i also kept the correspondance between Brian & I, mostly while he was in boot camp. In later years he'll enjoy looking thwm over & I'm sure his children will also. Whatever is in store for him, whether it be in the Corp or back home, I know I will be forever proud to say I could not have had a better grandson. LOve to ALL. Gram