This last weekend was a long, but good one. As of Friday my oldest son has completed boot camp and is now, officially, a U.S. Marine. Friday I stood as over 500 brave, strong young men became brave, strong Marines and it was fantastic! Though I was greatly moved by my sons graduation I was just as moved as I also got to witness twelve individuals become naturalized as U.S. citizens after their completion of basic training.
After three months apart, its nice to have my son back in the house for a few weeks until he continues on to combat and job training. After that its a three year job assignment.
My oldest boy is a boy no longer.