Next Monday my son leaves for boot camp! If you didn't know, he joined the U.S. Marines
I am very excited for him.
I know he will be changed.
Since he has attended weekly meetings with a group of recruits he has had the opportunity to see other recruits go to and return from boot camp.
He had been told that every one will look different when they return.
After he had attended these meetings for many months, he told me that it's true.
He watched other recruits go and return from boot camp.
He said they actually do look different when they return.
In fact he didn't even recognize some of them that he knew before they went to camp.
I know that these young men and women go through an intense time at camp.
There is no way I could ever know exactly what they go through,
but haven't I seen military boot camp movies like 'Stripes' with Bill Murray? And Gomer Pyle USMC?
Well, of course that's Hollywood.
Sometimes I think there is a 'Hollywood' mentality in me when it comes to Sprarking/Living Healthy
I need to be in the REAL thing, not a fantasy version of my own making.
This lifestyle I have embarked on is one that I have really struggled with.
I realize that within me is a fantasy version of SPARKING/Living Healthy, struggling to live on the center stage.
May the real thing not be shrouded by what doesn't belong in a true SPARKER!