Midway Boot Camp Update
My Marine recruit, Geramie Ervin, is still hangin’ tough. The DI’s and J-Hats are WAY harsh, probably more than he expected though he watched every Marine boot camp video known to man, I think. Lol!
Heads up: Nothing you hear, are told, or see, can exactly prepare you for the Marine boot camp experience.
I cannot lie. A couple of his early letters broke my Mama Bear heart. Even in those he still had his eye on the “prize’ of becoming a U. S. Marine August 8, 2014. PT at the office makes ALL the difference. So tough it out. Sacramento Gonzalez and his crew know what they are doing at PT to get you Poolees ready to rock it in boot camp.
This is quite an experience for me as a mother and Jordan Ervin as his brother. Sure gives a different perspective on what matters most….the whole “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff”, sure pops in my head quite a bit these days.
Just letting you know, he is halfway done and evolving; got his game face on, and getting more steel in his spine as this experience continues.
His words as he ended his letter to me today sums up his mental game:
“I WILL PERSERVERE!!”
42 more days until Family Day
43 more days until Graduation
Delta Company-Platoon 1062!! Ooh Rah!!!
You go get ’em son!
Love you!!! –feeling proud