Oh boy, I do NOT envy those recruits! I drove past all the batallions all the time, and it was just brutal. I could hear screaming from early in the morning until well after dinner. I'm sure Stan would have been in USMC heaven!
I just spend 2 weeks in Parris Island with my FI. It was bliss, absolute bliss. I love the area, we had so much fun, and it was SO DARN GOOD to see him and spend time together. I also really like all the wives I met (and GGirl, who is a soon-to-be-wife) and it makes me feel really excited about how our life will be like once FI is active duty after law school. I just want this year to hurry up and be over already!!! Driving back into Miami made my stomach hurt at the thought of spending another year here. I hate this city. A lot.
And I found out a cool statistic - there are only 475 Marine JAGs. For some reason, I thought it was a couple thousand. That's so few!!! It just impresses me more that my FI was able to combine the joint challenges of being smart enough to get through law school and physically and morally capable of being a Marine. He's my Superman/Clark Kent fantasy come true - nerdy jock! *sigh*
So now I'm back in this heII hole of a city for another month until FI comes back. Annnnd then we're stuck here for another year. Happy happy joy joy! But at least he'll be here to come home to at night!
What's making you smile? Tell me why you're proud of your guy!