My wife and I went to San Diego last week to see our youngest son, John Mark graduate from MCRD on Friday. He has changed remarkably. He shipped out on July 1 weighing 212 lbs. Now he is 172 and and looks awesome. Our middle son graduated from MCRD 2 years (in Ramadi now) but was already a very buff guy.
While there someone came up to me and asked about my University of Evansville T-shirt. He was from Evansville and we had a nice talk. He then asked if I had a GRANDSON graduating from boot camp! My wife and family LOVED that one.
I told him I was 57 on Sunday, so no grandchildren nearly old enough to be there. I am telling my fellow teachers about that one - they love it!
So I now have my oldest son in full-time Army National Guard and two in the Marines. By this time next year I may have all three in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Life just keeps rolling on by. We are very proud of our boys.