Monday, September 6, 2010

My Marine (recruit) Monday

I really hate form letters.  REALLY. 


But I also understand that right now, it's all we are going to get.  Hopefully later this week, we might get something real from him.


Looks like all he had to do was put his name in the blanks.  And it is nice to get a list of what things we cannot send him. 


It was also nice to get a letter from his Gunnery Sergeant.  I can only imagine the strong DI's that have him now.  I imagine he both hates and respects them at the same time.


They also included a brochure for making our travel arrangements so we can be there for graduation

I love the picture of a Marine in dress blues saluting!

So now, we need to get our travel taken care of.  Had a surprise call from the Colonel last night.  He is coming to graduation too!   But ssssshhhhhhh......it's a surprise for 'dawg.

I think about him every day, wondering what he's doing, how he's holding up, basically wondering at every single detail of his day.  And of course, watching the mail like a HAWK!


In my heart, I feel like he is beating some arse and taking names but at the same time, getting his own butt kicked HARD.  I just hope to get some mail that confirms it for me!

Semper Fi

16 comments:

tammy said...

I would be disliking the form letter too. Hopefully you'll get something real from him soon!

Vanessa said...

When I go to SD on Friday, I will wave in his direction!

Missy said...

Why do I cry everytime I read about your son? I know you are excited to hear from him.

Natalie said...

Form letters are lame. You are right. What a fun vacation you will have in San Diego for his graduation!!!

wendy said...

I would be thinking of him (if it were my son) every moment of every day too.
He is taking on a BIG responsibility!!!! We all admire and respect him for that.

and I hope you get lots of letters with lots of details..........

Mae Rae said...

serious butt kicking going on and he is loving every minute of it MOM!

Cheeseboy said...

I can see that even the smallest communication means so much.

Lara said...

Not a fan of form letters, either. But I guess it looks like this might be one he had to send. Here's hoping for a real live letter soon for Mom!

Heather said...

I love your blog and I look forward to reading it! I love the title of your blog! I love the office and Micheal Scott! I am so sad the he is leaving the show! :(

I love that you are a Marine recruit Mom! You must be proud! Tell him thanks for his service! I love our country and I am proud to be an American!

Your granddaughter is a doll!

I look forward to meeting you soon and making breakfast with you. I will email you soon.

Wife Of A Salesman said...

I'm trying to find out why they even bother, but atleast they let him write the two and from so you know he is still alive. Making you crazy, until the next one arrives.

tiburon said...

Of course he is doing fantastic! He is your son!

I can't wait to hear more details from him :)

DIAPER DIVA said...

I undersatnd their need for for letters, but how hard for you to be on the recieving end.

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

I heart marines.

I can't even imagine the terror the mailman feels when passing your house everyday, wondering when you'll come flying out the door to attack the mailbox. :D

LKP said...

blogger high-five on a letter at all. =) love the form versions much better than the quiet lulls. have a great week. ::hugs::

Sue said...

hopefully a real letter soon.

Teachinfourth said...

Form letters are not all that exciting…especially when you were expecting a real one.