I cannot express the many emotions since my son dropped the bomb on me that he had refunded his college tuition and instead was joining the Marines. But finally the end is near and on Dec 2 we get to watch our son receive tht coveted title. Through all my worry and fear everyone has told me that he would be fine. Well of course HE will be. He's young and resiliant but me, old and stuck in my ways! When he called me to tell me he had a hernia but he was going to muster through I swear I didn't sleep for 2 days straight. I can't imagine doing bootcamp, hernia or not! When he called to tell me he survived The Crucible and broke down in tears on the phone it was the sweetest sound a mother could ask for. I am PROUD to brag that he is graduating as Honor Guard and has already advanced a grade or whatever. We are driving from the Mitten to SC so please pray for clear roads for us. OOORAH to all the military and their families.