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My Daughter's Boyfriend Is Off To Marine Boot Camp

My daughter's boyfriend is off to Marine boot camp in mere hours now. They have spent a lot of time together over the last couple of days before he leaves. I know she will miss him...

My thoughts and prayers are with him as he embarks out on this journey. My thoughts are also with his mother. I remember my own feelings several years ago when my own son went off to Marine boot camp.

I still remember watching him get on that bus and finally as they pulled out, his tears started to flow and so did mine! They leave as boys and come back as men. I also remember thinking, yes, I will see him again but he will no longer be the same. It is a rite of passage so to speak...

Anyway, I know my daughter will miss him terribly. He is a very good boy and I like him a lot. They have been together for a couple of years now. She will be attending college while he is off at Marines.

I wish all the best for him and his future. Our country needs more good young men like this!

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AngelSharum wrote on July 12, 2014, 11:08 PM

I still remember when Roy went off to boot camp for the Army. We'd only been married a few months by then.

JanetHunt wrote on July 12, 2014, 11:15 PM

AngelSharum It is quite an experience! I am nervous for him but I am sure he will be fine!

AngelSharum wrote on July 13, 2014, 12:07 AM

Hopefully he will. It's hard not to worry about them though.

Ruby3881 wrote on July 13, 2014, 6:34 AM

how lovely that you and your daughter both agree that he's a young man worth knowing! So often a girl will fall for a "bad boy," or parents will find fault with a boyfriend even if he is a nice boy. I pray your daughter's boyfriend will stay safe, and return to you all in good health.

Anja wrote on July 13, 2014, 7:25 AM

I remember when a friend of my daughter went off to boot camp. His girlfriend broke up with him because she didn't want to be without a boyfriend for six months. He is such a nice kid, too. But he's better off without someone like that, I guess.

JanetHunt wrote on July 13, 2014, 12:27 PM

Ruby3881 Thanks so much! I pray he will stay safe as well...

JanetHunt wrote on July 13, 2014, 12:29 PM

Anja I agree, if that was her attitude then he is better off. I have no idea if it will last. However, they've been together for a few years. My daughter is very mature and I doubt she would break it off just because he was gone for a while.

Bensen32 wrote on July 15, 2014, 12:34 AM

Good for him I hope he does well. It will certainly change him, no one ever comes back the same. Brings back so many memories every time I hear of someone going off to Boot Camp. It was the best thing for me at the time and it changed me SO much and I needed it. I send my best to him and thank him for his willingness to serve.

Semper Fi

Bensen32 wrote on July 15, 2014, 12:36 AM

Wow, I would say he was much better off without her. That is to bad there are people out there like her.

paigea wrote on July 18, 2014, 12:32 PM

How wonderful that your daughter has found a boyfriend you like. Sounds like Marine boot camp is a great experience. Is your son still with the Marines?

JanetHunt wrote on July 18, 2014, 12:46 PM

&TheresaWiza Thank you so much! Yes, I thought about you while I was writing this. I also pray for his safety!

JanetHunt wrote on July 18, 2014, 12:47 PM

paigea I am happy about this also. I think the experience helps them mature a lot. My son is not in the Marines now.

paigea wrote on July 18, 2014, 1:03 PM

Thanks for answering. :)