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The Letter....

Friday, June 11, 2010

Today my prayers were answered! We finally got the official letter from Marine Corps Boot Camp giving us our son's address. Our son wrote one line at the bottom but his handwriting looked good (very legible) so I am taking that as a good sign that he is handling all that he is going through. Marine Corps Boot Camp is very very tough. Our middle son was in it six years ago so I know what he experienced and some of his letters were rough. Got the letter at 2:30 p.m. and my husband and I both sat down and wrote a letter to get into the mail by 4 p.m. I just don't want him to be the only one whose name is not called during mail call. I know how important it is to get letters from home and to keep his spirits up. Again, we will not get to speak with him for the entire 13 weeks so "old fashioned" letter writing is the only alternative but isn't it nice to see someone's handwritten letter addressed to you. I think we need to go back to some old fashioned ways such as writing a letter. Now that my mom and dad are gone I look at the cards and letters written in their hand writing and it just warms my heart to see it. Just wanted to say I am thankful for "the letter" and I look forward to another one soon. Semper Fi! Denise
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    I am so happy you heard from your son even if it was just a line or two!! Now that you have the address you will be able to stay in touch and tell him how much you love him and support him in all he does!! Many you recieve many many more and may his training go well!!
    2867 days ago
  • KATELOSS2009
    SO GREAT!!! emoticon
    2869 days ago
  • KENDALL7261
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    Friends across the borders. Your son is in my thoughts as are you.
    2870 days ago
    Thank you for sharing your son with us......and thank you for reminding us of the importance of handwritten notes.

    and thank him for being man enough to serve our country. God bless him. emoticon
    2870 days ago
    emoticon Praise God for answered prayers. I know that you are proud of your sons. Be sure to thank them for serving our great country!! I am sure he will be happy to get a letter from home...what a great feeling to hear his name at mail call!!!
    May God continue to bless you and your family.
    Blessings and hugs,

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    2870 days ago
  • JAY75REY
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    2871 days ago
    I am sure he will be happy to recieve a letter from you guys!
    2871 days ago
    Getting a letter from home must be the best feeling when you are young and away for the first time. You must be so proud to have not only one but two sons who have served the country.. Best wishes to him and I hope he does well with the serve and has safe travels.
    2871 days ago
  • CONCHA77
    I agree with you, I miss the ole days of getting a nice handwritten letter in the mail.
    So happy that you finally got one from your Marine! Heartwarming!
    When does he graduate from bootcamp? are you going?
    2871 days ago
    You must be so proud! Here's hoping the 13 weeks fly by!
    2871 days ago
    emoticon Such a beautiful blog and our prayers go with your son and you. I agree about treasuring a persons' handwriting.
    2871 days ago
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