Boot camp days and Boot camp nights,
We each take in a new world of sights.
They see DI's, sand pits and more,
We see the closet of clothes they wore.
They learn to march and yell together,
We walk the halls and pray them good weather.
They go up and over obstacles and back down again,
We go through hurtles hoping our hearts will mend.
They sleep in racks and jump up early,
We don't sleep at all because we worry.
They eat chow and use the head,
We remember the last thing they said.
They carry a rifle and learn to drill,
We carry a smile but we miss them still.
They wait for mail because they like too hear,
That it is them we hold so dear.
They learn to bend and form a team,
We learn to sleep but not to dream.
They go out on long long humps,
We wish we could fix the bruises and bumps.
Boot camp nights and Boot camp days,
These are the recruits and the parents ways.
They march through and become Marines,
We march through on Angel wings.
I believe this is a learning experience for recruits and parents alike.....They learn to be turned loose and we learn to let go......I feel as if his boot camp were my own, I feel I walk it with him. I know it has renewed my faith and I hope he has found his. Semper Fi Marine parents you can win the battle of the heart and be your recruit/Marines warrior in strength, prayer, and love.