Monday, February 28, 2011

Marine Son Graduates Parris Island


We were seated in a reserved section of the bleachers since we were the parents of an honor graduate.

He marches by us and fortunately Hubs snapped this picture of esteem.  

The sky opened with wind and rain soon after this photo.  Everyone starts scattering so they dismiss the Marines as our new USA Marines. 

The plans were for him to graduate in the front row.   However, the honor grads were honored in a small roofed area by the Brigadier General of Parris Island.

Life does have its changes and things do not go as planned. 

We had a  few setbacks but we were thrilled to bring our son home as a Marine!

21 comments:

Becca's Dirt said...

Congratulations Kim. What an honor to be the mother of a Marine. Have a nice day.

Rae said...

That is so wonderful. Congratulations. You must be very proud.

Mommydom with MS said...

Congratulations! What a huge honor! Now remember once a Marine always a Marine! And the same goes for mom's. You will be shocked how quickly you gather Marine all kinds of Marine paraphernalia!

Deborah Ann said...

Awesome, Kim! I know just how you feel. Our son graduated from boot camp a few years ago, and now he's on the USS Enterprise. They were just involved in trying to rescue the hostages of the Somali pirates, which ended sadly for the hostages...

MageeBaby said...

Congrats!!! Glad he made it through the crucible!!! My husband was/is a Marine reserve and he said that was tough!!! :)

slommler said...

Congratulations!! That is so fantastic!! Good for him!!
Hugs
SueAnn

My Big Secret Blog :) said...

This is fantastic! It gave me goose-flesh! Congratulations, Kim!! :) :) :)

Karen said...

Wow Kim, congratulations to the new Marine and your family.

BARBIE said...

Congratulations on our new Marine!

Ginny said...

How proud you must be! I'm reminded of that old ad that used to run on T.V. It went something like "The Few, The Proud, The Marines". From a boy to a man in such a short space of time. But we know thay will always be our little boys!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great picture of your son, Kim... I know you are VERY proud of him...
Hugs,
Betsy

God Whispers said...

Wonderful and congratulations to you Kim. Blessings.

The Unknowngnome said...

AARUGHA! Congratulations!

Together We Save said...

Congrats!! Thank him for his willingness to serve!!

Toyin O. said...

Congratulations on your heroic son, you should be proud of him:)

Michelle said...

congrats to your son, not only on graduating, but on being an honor grad...truly something to be proud of!

Glenda said...

So, so proud of your Marine! I remember traveling to Camp Pendleton for our son's graduation. It's a proud moment that you'll always remember!

Connie Arnold said...

I know you are proud. Congratulations!

Tracy said...

Congratulations to you and your son and family! Thank you for his and your family's sacrifices for our country and freedom! You must be so proud!

Steph, from Be Positive Mom said...

Congratulations! You must be so proud ;-)

Dean Spencer said...

Congratulations Kim! I know you are so proud of him. We are blessed with yet another Marine to serve our country!

Tell him thank you for all of us!

God bless!
Dean

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