Tuesday, September 21, 2010

My Marine (recruit) Monday

Only a couple of short letters this week.  One to me, and one to Sissy -

MOMMA -

HEY MOM.I'M JUST AT CHURCH EARLY AGAIN AND I KNOW I HAVE WROTE YOU ALOT, BUT YOU ARE THE ONE I KEEP FEELING LIKE I NEED TO WRITE.........................
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A COUPLE OF THINGS:
1.  CAN YOU GET WITH AP ON FACEBOOK AND GET HIS ADDRESS?
2.  HOW IS MY PRINCESS???  I SURE MISS HER MORE THAN I EVER REALIZED I WOULD.  I'M THE ONLY RECRUIT WITH A KID AND I TALK ABOUT HER A LOT TO THE OTHER RECRUITS.  IT GETS ME A LOT OF RESPECT.
3.  HAVE YOU GONE TO THE ARMY/NAVY SURPLUS STORE AND GOTTEN A USMC FLAG YET?
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GOTTA GO..........
LOVE YOU MOMMA

RECRUIT CATMULL

SEMPER FI

**Note - I have not gotten my USMC flag yet.  I am planning on it  It will hang right next to our American Flag out front.  It will be there by the time he gets home.  Need Splenda Daddy to fix my flag post.

DEAR SISSY,
HI SWEETIE!  HOW ARE YOU??  I'M SURE YOU ARE AT MIMI AND POPPA'S RIGHT NOW HAVING LOTS OF FUN.
DADDY IS TRAINING TO BE A MARINE RIGHT NOW.  ALL THE TIME I THINK ABOUT YOU AND MISS YOU LOTS.  I AM SO EXCITED TO COME HOME AND PLAY TENT AND GO TO THE PARK, AND SEE THE AQUARIUM.
WE ARE GOING TO RIDE ROLLER COASTERS AND HAVE LOTS OF CANDY TO EAT. 
I MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU MORE THAN YOU'LL EVER KNOW, PRINCESS.

LOVE, DADDY

** He knows just the right things to write to her.  On the letter, he dated it and put her age.  He knows I am going to put all this together in a scrapbook so he's doing a good job of making sure the pages have all kinds of detail.

I think about him every day and watch the mail like a hawk.  With Luka on the mission it was a little easier because we knew for sure that Monday's were P days and we would get an email.  Never a wonder.  We would get communication.  This situation is much different.  We know he can write when he gets a chance, but it's limited and who knows when we will get something.  NGL  - sometimes a little hard.
But, we are so proud of him that it makes it worth it.!

Semper Fi

13 comments:

Garden of Egan said...

That is so sweet. You recruit makes me proud too.

" Hit It......." said...

You even got a picture! Your boy is so thoughtful! I am going to show Troy this post later. "The Dawg" will end up being the man and the dad that you hoped he would be!

Pedaling said...

heartwarming post.

Scrappy Girl said...

Oooh I love the idea of the scrapbook with his letters...precious memories!

Cheeseboy said...

He is quite the stud.

LKP said...

what a good dad.
what a good son.

man, you are two lucky ladies. (:

carma said...

I'd be superproud too. He is so sweet to his daughter - she will treasure that scrapbook..

Just SO said...

I love that sweet letter to Sissy. You have every right to be proud.

Devri said...

That made me tear up! What a tender letter to her! Be proud mamma, what a great man!

Missy said...

Crying! Crying! I cry every time I visit you!

tiburon said...

I am so proud of that boy. He is maturing right in front of my eyes.

Semper Fi!!

tammy said...

I don't know why this brought tears to my eyes. Me and Missy....we're just big bawl babies.

Cherie said...

These letters choked me up a bit - What a sweet guy and good dad!!!