Sunday, April 27, 2008

My Marine... I love you!

I love you so much it hurts.
The last 10 days has been nothing but heaven.
It made up for the three months I didnt have you.
Tomorrow you leave for another four months.
I can't wait to welcome you home again.
Being apart from you made me realize that...
You make me a better person.
Smiles are easier, Hugs are warmer.
You are my another half.
You are my soulmate.
You are my Marine.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Liberty Sunday

Finally... I got to hear his voice. I can finally rest. He sounds stronger. (He is fighting a cold). I am so happy I could cry. I know I will be tonight. I couldn't stop saying 'I Love You.' I was blushing the whole ten minutes on the phone. I think I still am. I can't wait until Thrusday to see him, My Marine.

Edited: He called me back at 3:48 pm. He wanted to talk to me for his last two minutes before his liberty was over. God these calls was the greatest belated birthday gift ever!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Crucible Prayer

I found this prayer on the Recruit's Parents Website.

It was oringial for Mom to pray for their sons. I changed it to suit me.

When you awoke this morning to begin the crucible
Did you know I walked every step with you that was possible?
When you humped all those miles over rough terrain,
Did you know I was by your side again?
When your rations were low and your belly was hungry,
Did you know that I wished it wasn't you but instead it was me?
When your feet ached and blistered from stress,
Did you know that I was carrying you deep in my chest?
When you were tired and sore and almost ready to fall,
Did you realize I would have carried it all?
When you had little sleep and your eyes were red,
Did you know I would have given you my bed?
When you had to push and pull for that extra mile,
Did you know that I was so proud and so tall, with such a big smile?
When you went to bootcamp, I went to one too,
It's the one where wife's worry over all you go through.
I couldn't eat dessert, knowing that you had no treats,
I felt quilty for wanting a pedicure, when you had tired feet.
I anguished over ever tough moment, I thought you had
I cried when I missed you, I cried when I was sad
I cried over your letters, that declared your love for Wife
I cried over thinking about the day you would come home.
I cringed if I thought someone was yelling at you
Even though I knew it's waht they had to do.
I lost sleep just wondering how you are
I prayed and thought and even wished upon a star.
Now your almost through and soon you will be
One of The Few The Proud, a New MARINE
I get an Honor too for going through the bootcamp for Wives
I get to hug you and hold you in my arms
I get to see how handsome you really are
I get my bright shining star
No I don't get a medal or a pin to wear
I don't get to sport that awesome Marine Hair
My reward is one that can't be seen
It's called "Being the Wife of a U.S. Marine."

Author unknown Mr. G started the Crucible yesterday morning.

The United States Marine Corps Crucible is the final test in phase three of Marine Corps recruit training. Designed to emphasize the importance of teamwork in overcoming adversity, the Crucible is a rigorous 54-hour field training exercise demanding the application of everything a recruit has learned until that point in recruit training.

I hope that he can feel my strength and carry on thru the crucible.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

21 days...

They says that it takes 21 days to change or start a habit. Looking around my living room, I see all the new bad habits I have created since Mr. G has been gone. OMG! THE MESS I HAVE MADE. I have to break these habits and create new ones. The thing I have to change first is stop undressing the boy in the living room and leaving his clothes on the sofa. Its Thrusday and I have four sets of clothes on the end of the sofa. Today I have to change this messy habit and take back that side of the sofa.
I haven't posted new pics of the kids since last year... BAD MOMMY.
Enjoy these recent shots.

She is offically seven now. Wow how time flysMy big boy "saving the world"
My kiddies at Penn Station. Big Al's first visit to the city without a stroller. AWESOME!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Where have I been?

Spring is here and I am back to my blog. So where have I been you say? I have been a busy bee. Since my husband went to bootcamp, I really havent found the time to be on the internet. I became a Marine Wife in an instant. Over the last three months I have been Mom and Dad. Its been very hard. My husband's time at bootcamp is almost over. He graduates April 18. I do get to see him on the 17th for family day. I can not wait. I have been researching the Parris Island area. I want to be very prepared. I am going to be blogging my experience for my new toy, my ipod touch.
These last months three have been espeically bad for me because in January I found out that I am having my third child. So I have been going thru the ups and downs alone. Here is the my first look at the Baby Al.

I don't know the sex of the baby just yet. My due date is Sept. 12, 2008. I have many dreams where I have the baby Sept. 1st. I dont know.
Let's see where the next week takes me. I have been running around like a chicken with no head for three months and now I get to see my rock. I cant wait.