I can not believe that it has almost been a year since my son first left for boot camp. It was a crazy 9 month ride! His surprise return home left me speechless and a busy road just packed with cars that had stopped to see the reunion. Honking horns and people yelling "thanks for your service" made the grueling training seem a distant memory. He is now serving as a Navy Petti Officer Corpsman in a Reserve unit in Pittsburgh. The Marines call him "Doc" ! He also started back to college this semester. The whole year has been amazing.