Here’s a message from a Marine Parent:
“For all of those that have son's or daughter's at bootcamp let me pass on what I found. Let me give you a little back ground first. When my son left home he had no motivation, he was #lazy , slobby, no pride, no self worth. This is the boy that got off the bus March 18th at Parris Island.
The man that I met on Thursday for parents day is #AWESOME . There is no way I can describe to you all the difference. He looks different, he walks different, he talks different, he has such a sense of bearing and pride all I could do was look at him in awe. Oh yes, the training is hard, what he went through is unimaginable to any one that has not been there. They are definitely taught to be Warriors. Let me tell you the surprise of what else they are taught.
My Marine son has better values, better morals, better manners than any one I know. It is so much more than Yes Sir, Yes Mam...so much more. He cares about how he looks, he cares about what he does, and its not a boastful, bad ass thing. He is a true gentleman.
I saw patience, and a calmness in him that I have never seen. I could never express my gratitude enough to the Marine Corps for what they have given my son. I know this, I have an 11 year old Devil pup still at home. When the time comes for his turn if I had to I would take him kicking and screaming all the way. Although I'm sure that will not happen. The hero worship I see in my younger sons eyes for his Marine brother tells me I will have two Marines in the family, and I will be one very proud mother.”
"Cybil", Mother of a Marine writing to the myMarine Group
#TransformationTuesday #Tuesday #Transformation #Pride #Confidence #Benefits #Career #Motivation #Dedication #Family #Values #Ethics #Morals #Marines #Success #MarineCorps - 55 minutes ago