This blog was formerly dedicated in 2009 to my Dad who died of Alzheimer's in 2013. It's been three years now...and I find myself missing blogging...so I am re-inventing my blog... because, after all, life is about moving through, and going forward...

Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Marine Has Landed...

I will taking a break for a couple of weeks.  My step-son joined the Marines and flew in today for a five day visit.  He was told to "be ready" any time between October and January to leave for boot camp. The first two weeks, he is not allowed any contact with the outside world.  After the two weeks, he can receive letters.

We don't know if he will be here for Christmas so we want to enjoy our time with him before he leaves. He will celebrate his 21st birthday this April. If he has leave, he said he would want to come back to celebrate with us.

What a difference already.  He no longer eats "junk food" or carbs, soda, or chips.  The Marines require him to do PT twice a week and test once a month.  He works out six times per week "for his own preservation".  His spiky, stylish hair is all shaved to a "1".  He still looks so handsome...

The end of the week, we will all travel together to California to celebrate Jacob's first birthday. Jacob has four teeth on the top and four on the bottom now, cutting some other ones.  Still has peach fuzz on his head, but he walking! Where the heck did this past year go???

4 comments:

Mari said...

I'll be gone too as we are leaving for a short vacation tomorrow. Enjoy the time with family. Happy Birthday to sweet Jacob!

Linda O'Connell said...

Time is a gift, enjoy your special time iwth both of your "boys".

Thisisme. said...

Hi Donna. That's good that you are going to spend some quality time with your step-son before he goes off to Boot Camp. It must be good for you to see that difference in him already! So your little Jacob is going to be one years old! As you say, just where does the time go these days?! Hope you all have a lovely family celebration. Take care and see you in a couple of weeks my friend. Hugs.

Laoch of Chicago said...

Good wishes to him.