WW – Phone call home


So last week our family celebrated a BIG DAY.

Our son, who’s our oldest made the leap of faith to follow his dream of becoming a United States Marine. A week ago Monday we watched him swear in and said our final farewells until April and then we waited…..

and waited……

and waited……

and waited for what felt like a million years.

I was so nervous, my husband and I practiced calling to ensure I could answer the phone fast enough and get it on speaker so we could both hear our son.

At 11:10 pm Monday night, I answered my phone and we listened to our son SCREAM the following into the phone before hanging up.

It took him exactly 20 seconds before he hung up.

To say it was the most beautiful phone call EVER would be an understatement. I have replayed his voice over and over every day since this phone call.

We won’t get another one – the only means of communication until graduation are letters that we write every day.

In 13 weeks -our son is going to be a Marine!



    1. You’re up early! And thank you my friend, everyone should know you have been my rock thru this translational phase of parenthood. I love and adore you!

  1. <3 <3 <3 awwwww I love this! You must be feeling so many emotions right now — I know I’d hover by the phone until I received word, too.

    Best of luck to your son, and so glad you were able to get this on speaker and record to listen over and over again. Hugs!!!

  2. Your post just gave me goosebumps! You must be incredibly proud. I can only imagine the bittersweet feelings you must encounter listening to his boy-now-man voice.
    Congrats, mama!

  3. How exciting and scary at the same time! You as a parent, letting go of your first born, to do something he is passionate about and becoming a man. Wondering if he will be ok. BUT at the same time that feeling of being excited for him and his adventures. He will be ok mama. 🙂

  4. My mom was a mess when my brother left for Paris Island to start his training for the Marines. He ended up spending 10 years as one. As they say, once a marine always a marine. Good luck proud mama!

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