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Memorial Day May 27, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — kathyjohnsondesigns @ 12:56 am
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I would like to take a moment this Memorial Day weekend to remember all of those men and women who have bravely given their lives to our country. I am in awe of the courage and patriotism that each of these men and women have had in their heart. It does take a special kind of person to leave the comforts of their home and family to face new adventures, and in this day and age, challenges known as war. 


I am also thinking of the brave and encouraging family members who had to let their child, brother, sister, etc actually go and represent our country. The family plays an important role in all of this. Thank you to the parents who raised great children that are independent and selfless to join the military. 


Thank you does not seem like words enough to express the gratitude that Americans feel toward these brave people from all neighborhoods across our great country. The United States is lucky to have such loyal and patriotic citizens. 


Heartfelt thanks and praise again to all of our service men and women who have gone before us and are fighting for us even today. You are what courage looks like.



Proud Momma May 9, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — kathyjohnsondesigns @ 11:54 pm
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My son Colton was gone yesterday, last night, and most of today at the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) here in Metro Detroit, Michigan. This is where he took various tests to become enlisted in the US Marine Corps. Colton did very well and he will be able to choose from just about any job he is interested in. 

I was a wreck last night. I missed him and he was just spending the night at a hotel in a nearby city! LOL Oh well, it’s a Mom’s prerogative, right?

He will most likely not go to boot camp until December, because there are so many recruits right now. This will be a long wait for Colton. I know he is anxious to get started. But, as his Mom, it’s okay with me if December never comes. 😦

I’d like to hear form other military Moms and learn how you are coping with your child in the military. I am very proud of Colton. A mother bird does have to let her baby birds leave the nest at some point. 🙂


From The Halls Of Montezuma April 9, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — kathyjohnsondesigns @ 11:05 pm
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I am soon going to become the mother of a US Marine. My son, Colton, is in the process for the delayed entry program. Not because he wants to wait around, but because there are that many people enlisting. His probable date to leave for boot camp is December 2012 or January 2013. That waiting is going to be pure torture for me! I’m saddened that he has chosen such a dangerous profession right now, but in the words of my wise 96-year-old grandmother, “If it’s something he’s going to enjoy, you have to support him.”  

On the other hand, I am very proud of him for being such a brave, courageous American. I’m sure a lot of you military parents can certainly relate. You’ll have to send me some comments on how you are coping and what  things you do to keep yourself busy so that you don’t dwell on the dangerous part. i would love to hear from you.