First Time to Hug a Marine

Just a short amount of days and my husband and I will be spending Family Day with our son. This will be the very first time for me to hug a Marine. Our Marine. Your Marine.   Encouragement, prayers, and many letters have traveled the distance back and forth, from him to us. He writes with…

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68 Days Go Alexander!

Getting armed with notebooks, pens, calendars, menu’s, decorating ideas, and other blogs here on WordPress. I have started a board on Pinterest  labeled Marines The Few The Proud.  I love that people share their ideas for letters and gift boxes and encouragement all around the world on Pinterest and other sites.  Go ahead and check out my…

I have 69 days left

She knelt down so that she was eye level with her son. She looked into his big sweet brown eyes and her heart was filled with so much love. Many emotions swept through her body and tears sprung up so quickly that she had to hurry and smile and think about what she was about…

79 Days

The blogging may not be continual on paper, or rather on the computer,  from day to day. But my mind has not stopped writing. It has not stopped observing our son. My mind is trying to remember every thing he has done. What he does now.   My heart is gathering his laughs, and smiles,…

88 Days

The 89 day and the 88 day were a huge success. Not because anything outlandish happened, but because I stopped and looked at my son and again, I said, “He will be alright and I know that in my heart and I am so happy for him.” I mean, how amazing that he is starting…

89 Days

After July 7, 2014 I will be more alone than I have ever been in my entire life. June 1 of this year is the date given to my parents and my daughter and her two children to move into their own places. This will give Gary and I, 36 days alone with our son…