CAMO - Connecting All Military Others
Hopefully my leave gets approved very soon so I can go home to my family friends and of course my fiancee. In the meantime all I can do is count the days I am gone and count the days before I am home again and home for good. I feel happy here being away from home and doing what I have always felt like I had to do for my country and do what I love to do in the Military. I love the Marine Corps I do but I also love my family and home. I always talk about being home with whoever is willing to listen. I tell them about how my dad is always who I try and be like and how I am how I am because I have the heart that carried my mother to who she is today, about how when I get home all I want to do is cuddle up with my fiancee and hold her close and never let go until I must. I am only 18 and already I am out of the house and have a job...no...a career. one of the best opportunities to do what many only dream about doing. Traveling, the military in general, having an education in a job like mine (food service) and even having benefits for those who don't have it. I have it all but sometime after so long I just want to be able to say "no i can't go to your house my mom is going to need my help setting up for my niece's birthday" or " My dad is teaching me how to change sparkplugs after we go to the mechanics" things like that you know. thats what being this age is about and having parents complain about a son who doesn't have a job haha (hey I tried for a year and had no luck in getting one) but hey I am a Marine I am good at what I do and i never give up. I always try and all my parents have taught me is why I am here. I have goals and I am achieving them and will for the next 3 years I am enlisted. Then I will come home. Into my fiance's arms. Into my parents lives again. this time as more than just their son. As a son with an education, unique experience and a responsible mind with a plan to succeed and accept nothing less from life. Thats a day no one will forget just like the day I left.