May. 30, 2017

I'm Back!

After quite a few days off, I am home.  My hubs and I were able to drive down to Missouri and see our son (for a whole 96 hours), who is a United States Marine, OOHRAH!  Missouri is beautiful!  Have you been to Branson?  It was our first time, and instead of doing the whole touristy thing, the three of us had a picnic out of the back of our car at a lake, visited the Veteran's Memorial Museum, and wittnessed a funnel cloud on our way back to the hotel. Needless to say, it was an exciting day! For those of you who know my son, I wish you could see him now.  He's changed.  All of the good stuff is still in there.  His kind heart, his ability to make me laugh when I don't want to, and his goofy smile.  But the USMC has changed him.  He stands taller, offers his arm to me when we are walking (I LOVE that!) and has become a man in the past 6 months.  Its been quite a change!  For my husband and I as well. Gone is our little boy with the chubby cheeks and Harry Potter style glasses.  We now are the proud parents of a young man who stands taller, holds his head a bit higher, and pays his own phone bill.  Seriously, lots of changes :)  So OOHRAH and Semper Fi to those who are serving in the USMC.  Walking through the Veteran's Memorial, I now have a whole new appreciation for those who served and died for our freedom.  I couldn't be more proud of my Ben.  Thank a Veteran or an active military man or woman.  Whether they serve or have served in any branch of the military. They deserve our thanks.