Friday, April 06, 2007


Well, he did it; he joined the Marines. He goes to boot camp right after graduation. I don't let anyone give him a hard time. People keep asking me how I feel.

Here goes:
The world needs warriors. There will always be a need for someone to stand up for what is right. I wish we didn't need guns, or violence, that all the world's leaders did what was best for their country- without harm to others. I wish the world would finally understand that the only result of fighting is more trouble.

But, we're not that evolved yet. So my son has decided to be a warrior. Not many people are prepared to do that. If it was easy, more people would do it, yada yada yada.

Am I scared? Shit, yes! Do I want my son unharmed and whole at the end of this experience? Hell yes!

But I am proud that he is doing what he thinks is right. I taught him to be a leader, to do what is right, to follow his dream. To find the one thing he can't not do and then do it.


Yabu said...

Right on Sista!!!

Chickie Carmarthen said...

I agree - I would be scared but also proud if it were my son.

Anonymous said...

... semper fi, Holder.... and to your son, fair winds and following seas.....


Rogue said...

Oo-Rah to Holder Jr.

Scary when we have to let go, but it is the way it has always been.

Jim - PRS said...

Please tell that young man, thank you from me. I am proud of him and all who serve, and I'm mindful of the sacrifice made by their families as well.

Thank you both.

Kelly(Mom of 6) said...

Yep, that sums it up for me too. Good luck to your son and congratulations.