So very proud of Emily and Corey

Friday will be an amazing day for two people I love dearly.  My niece, Emily, and my nephew, Corey, are graduating from Marine boot camp on Parris Island that day, and I’m so proud of them!

I can’t imagine anything more difficult than making it through Marine boot camp.  It’s a psychological and physical trial that lasts three months, and is designed to tear a person down and then rebuild them into the Marine machine, capable of amazing endurance and resourcefulness.  The feeling of exhilaration after achieving such an important goal must be intoxicating for them.

Emily and Corey have proved that they got ‘the stuff’ to excel, and I’m so happy for them.  Kind of jealous, too–after learning that they could get through boot camp in one piece, what CAN’T they do now?  I hope that they’re riding that wave of pride and joy in their accomplishment, and that they carry that can-do, will-do attitude through into all aspects of their lives.  Success isn’t just one destination, it’s a journey, and this is the beginning of a long and successful journey for Em and Corey.  Congratulations, you guys!

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