San Diego or Strip... eh, I mean Bust!
$160 raised
16% of $1k goal
3 contributors
4 Years running
Our son would often ask us through out the years if we would be there to watch him graduate from basic training as he became a Marine. The answer was always the same. YES! OF COURSE! I never doubted I would be there, nor did anyone else who has helped ...
Our son would often ask us through out the years if we would be there to watch him graduate from basic training as he became a Marine. The answer was always the same. YES! OF COURSE! I never doubted I would be there, nor did anyone else who has helped in his raising. If there were any doubts it was never about being there to support our son, it was in his ability to actually graduate high school. Not that he wasn't a smart kid, he was a very smart kid, to smart. His struggles were often times brought on by boredom and an over active mind. He was diagnosed with ADD, ODD, and WTHWYTDD, Yes, WTHWYTDD is a lesser known disorder that most teenagers suffer from. WHAT THE HELL WERE YOU THINKING that was as DUMB as DOG SHIT leaves parents shaking their heads and asking "So this the payback my mom told me I'd one day receive for the hell I put her through." Personally, I feel I was handed more than my fair share of "paybacks" Do the Marines actually take kids who once found it funny to hand out chocolate Ex-lax to his buddies at school, letting them believe these "decadent German chocolates" were sent from a fictional German grandmother to be shared with them? I really started to question his ability join the corp when the cops brought him home AGAIN...and then AGAIN. No, it wasn't criminal run ins but an addiction to skateboarding, pranks and girls that had us up answering the door at 2am. I admit there were a couple nights my motherly instincts woke me where I actually contemplated getting up to bring his butt home or just let the cops do their job choosing much needed sleep over driving around our small town in nothing more than my night gown and the dark circles surrounding my eyes. I rationalized my decision to go back to sleep with the understanding I would be generous the next time the Police Association called for donations. Hey it takes a village to raise kids nowadays, right.
Luckily we parents survived those years, barely. And so did he. Albeit 3 less beloved skateboards, 2 Play Stations, one less Metallica CD ...Hell, he got to keep his teeth didn't he !?
Now that time has come, not only does the Marine Corp take mouthy, smart ass teenagers who sneak out and give their friends bouts of diarrhea, those Marine Corp Drill Sergeants take that same kid and turn him into the man his parents could only pray he'd become. And the best part they redefine ADD, Ass whoop-ins Delivered Daily, ODD, Optional Double Dose of ADD and my favorite WTHWYTDD DD now stands for Devil Dog.
Our family needs help funding the trip to San Diego to show support of our son. Like many others our families have endured lost jobs, relocating, unforeseen repairs and costs that no one could be prepared for . Our goal is to raise $1,500 for travel expense. Every dollar counts and no amount that you can give will go unappreciated. It is extremely humbling to have to ask our friends for help, it feels so much better to give, plan B is an option, but it includes me and a stripper pole, and I assure you the money thrown at me will be from those having to endure the sight. They will be screaming at me to put my clothes back on. And its not below me to offer Jack up to the highest bidder...
Time is of the essence because the cost of air fare goes up daily the closer we get. We have looked into every possible transportation method and it comes down to the length of time we can afford to be away from our jobs.
Our families thank you for loving us and our son enough to help us with this trip. It is one of the most important events and the longest awaited event of our lives. We couldn't be more proud of him than we are today, we can't imagine him standing alone during this time.
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