For Parents of Marines

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Comment by 1~littledrip (Jean) 17 hours ago

It is time dear Marine family and friends, AND to those that have gone before.  As the Tradition Began with WD, A Marine Family Parent, just like You and Me, and US. WE HAVE A CLASS that are to Begin the Crucible, that 54 Hour Test that Defines a Marine.  As they March into Those Woods, it is up to each of US, To Light a Candle, for it is the single flame within the night that defeats doubt, conquers concern, and brings them back to Marines. During these Next 2 Nights, remember OUR PEOPLE, 3rd Bat. Lima Co., 4th Bat. Papa Co., and Extra Steppers, Graduation 4/25/2014, Parris Island…


For this night, our fine Young People, at 0200 do begin... and WE, Very Proud Marine Parents, Aunts & Uncles, Grandparents, Wives, Husbands, Siblings, Children, and Loved Ones, Together, In Unison, can voice uplifting words for Our Marines in these Troubled Times and in our Troubled World, that they may find

  • God’s Grace and Esprit de Corps

  • Strong Will and Fierce Determination

  • Strength, Health, Honor and Courage

  • And always, always Good Luck


For it is that Light that comes, on the Dawn of that Third Day, taking that final hump back to the Prize for all that is.....that Shines over New Marines.


For Courage is endurance for one moment more …Unknown Marine Second Lieutenant in Vietnam.


You cannot exaggerate about the Marines. They are convinced to the point of arrogance, that they are the most ferocious fighters on earth – and the amusing thing about it is that they are. …Father Kevin Kearney, 1st Marine Division Chaplain, Korean War


Lighting a candle this night,

Jean (1~littledrip), inspired by Wolfdragon

VPM of Corporal Marine, deployed to Afghanistan

~While Two Marines Still Breathe-One is Never Alone~

Semper Fi

Comment by nurse janice on Saturday

Willow- very glad your Marine can come home to be with his Grandmother- a very special bond.  Yes, that generation has many lessons to share with us- if we would only listen.  It's all about respect, courage, commitment, and strength.  Prayers for you and your family.  May she rest peacefully and may you and your Father find peace in the way she lived her life.

Comment by SEAmom (Linda) on Friday
Willow ... will keep you, your Marine, and your family in my prayers during this very difficult time. His Grandmother sounds like a very special lady. I am in awe of our previous generation. They constantly amaze me with their strength. Praying for mercy, God bless you all.
Comment by faithful Marine momwi on April 11, 2014 at 12:55pm

Willow -  prayers.     You're a great daughter.

Comment by Dalene on April 11, 2014 at 12:44pm

Willow...I'm glad he was able to get leave.  She sounds like a wonderful lady.  My prayers are with all of you during this time. 

Comment by willow on April 11, 2014 at 12:36pm
My son was granted leave and should make it before she passes, but it is very close. My dad and I will be sitting vigil from this point on. Thankfully her pain is well managed, and she is at peace with the decision she has made. She is dying as she lived, with dignity and grace. She is a delight for the staff and I believe they are learning from her with her quiet determination.
Comment by raisedhimright on April 11, 2014 at 12:10pm

Willow, Prayers for you and your family.


Mom of 3,  Prayers for your Marine and his unit as they deploy.  As has been noted, join the groups and keep in touch. 




PMG'MA of PFC Kevin


Joshua 1:9



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Comment by faithful Marine momwi on April 7, 2014 at 10:58am

nurse janice, thank you for your advice for Willow.

Wonderful line - about the 1 person who knows. So true.

Comment by nurse janice on April 7, 2014 at 10:46am


My son was in C school when his Grandfather died.  We postponed the funeral for over a week (we also had just had Hurricane Sandy and didn't have power).  He was able to come home for the weekend, which happened to be over Veterans Day- so they let him stay until Tuesday morning.  But same thing as LazyK-Chyn said- it's a command decision.  They would not have let him come home during the week.  

That being said, I am a nurse in an intensive care unit and have spoken with the Red Cross concerning the condition of patients whose relatives are in the military.  They usually ask how much longer we think the patient will survive.  I always tell them "There is only 1 person who knows and he doesn't share it with me".  I tell them "If it were my relative, I would get them home"- depending on their location- in country as opposed to out of country.

Hope this helps.  Praying for your parent, your family and your Marine.


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