Wednesday, September 9, 2009

My Marine

My earliest memory has you in it.

There is so much we have been though.

We have been the best of friends and the worst of enemies.

No matter how long the gap, we always pick up where we left off.

You have always felt protective of me even though I'm 4yrs older than you.

We fed off of each other's strength as we watched our father walk away from us forever.

We held hands through our adoption process.

You were there when I decided to serve my country and entered the US Air Force.

You were there when I gave birth to your niece and have been her favorite uncle.

You have always been my #1 fan. Supporting all my decisions when everyone else frowned.

I could never have gone through the tough times in my life without you.

I have been lost with you being across the country and yet I have another challenge to face.

In a few weeks you will leave the country. You have joined me in fighting this war.

You joined the US Marines and now you have to pay your dues.

My heart aches because I have been there and would go again if I could take your place.

A piece of me will be missing. I will hold my breath just a little until you return.


  1. I have so much respect for you both. I'll be thinking of you and your wonderful brother!

  2. I'll second Scary have my respect and admiration.

    Thank you to you both for what you do.

    I'll be praying.

  3. Beautifully written.

    Thank you. For what you have done, and for letting your brother go and do it too.

  4. Beautiful words to your brother that I hope he gets to read. My younger sis went to Iraq and my dad was in the Army. I take my hat off to you both ... and then some.

  5. So pretty! I got chills! Thank you for everything you both do!

  6. What an awesome sister you are and what an awesome brother he sounds like. A huge thank you to each of you for doing what you do for our country.

  7. I'm not sure many things are harder than this. *hugs*

  8. Everyone who serves their country have my respects and are in my prayers!

  9. You have a wonderful, courageous family.

    I offer you my respect, my thanksgiving, my appreciation and my prayers.

    Thank you.

  10. You will both be in my prayers and thanks for all you do!


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