Wednesday, August 11, 2010

You want to join what?

I'm sure every parent feels the same way when their child decides to grow up and make their own decisions.  A year ago, my youngest child decided he wanted to join the the few and the proud.

I didn't know what to say. He seemed too young, too immature, not ready for this challenge.  I wanted him to wait.  But I knew that it was his decision.

PFC Steven Wilson, USMC, graduated from boot camp at Parris Island, SC in early March.  He then completed combat training at Camp Lejune, NC and he is now attending technical school at Pensacola Naval Air Station, FL.

The corps took away my immature teenager and sent back a confident and capable young man.

I'm pretty sure he now knows at least a dozen ways to knock me out.  But I'll never let him forget that he can't beat his old man.


Anonymous said...

I can see some Rick there.
It is guys like him who are so important to all of us.

I am sure you are so proud.

Jim McC

Elizabeth Root said...

Congratulations to PFC Steven Wilson. That's not an easy transition to adulthood, and you all have the right to be very proud.