Just dropping in to show you a few pics of my son's homecoming from the Marines boot camp yesterday.
My husband decided to go pick him up and arrived on Parris Island shortly before noon.
Isn't it beautiful?
I wasn't able to go with him because of my son's school and our dog. It was just too far to go with all of us crowded in the car. My husband did bring a friend along to pass the time with though.
He finally found the correct building to pick him up from.
These are the first set of doors that all new recruits go through upon entering the island. No one else is allowed through these doors.
Now, he's loaded up in the car and ALREADY on his phone!
Back at home, he's finally able to open his birthday and Christmas gifts that have been waiting for him.
(Yes, that is a Smith and Wesson hand gun). I think he earned it!!
He got lots of goodies. He couldn't stop smiling. His dad stopped and got him a new haircut at the barber shop on the way home too. He looked so handsome.
We were so busy with showing him his new room and reintroducing him to our dog etc. that we forgot to get pictures of everything else! We had a big dinner and a cookie cake. I made a welcome home sign for the mantel. It has been so nice having him back home.
He will see a specialist about his inflammation problems on Monday. He is still not walking well. After looking at his medical records, I know he has suffered greatly. I suffer from a chronic inflammatory disease myself, but his levels were off the chart 2 mos ago when he was first sick! I hope this new doctor can get him completely well and give us a definitive diagnosis.
I will be enjoying some time at home with him as we all get re acclimated to him being back home.
Thanks so much for your support through all of this.
~ Kelly ~