Marine Corps Flightline Homecoming
This Marine Corps flightline homecoming aboard MCAS Miramar was the perfect backdrop for the end to this former dual active duty couple's first homecoming as a family of three.
This week, I wrote the following in an email to a struggling student that feels appropriate to share:
“Sometimes, stress and the pressure we place on ourselves makes us do things that are the antithesis of who we know we are. But they are merely moments; they do not define us. This does not define you.
“We see you, and see how hard you are working to be the best person you can be. We are here for you, and will support you in any way we can.”
Maybe during this deployment, you’re just doing what you can to survive. Maybe you’ve had a killer gym routine recently but today sucks and you’re eating chocolate and crying. Maybe you’re so freaking tired you can’t even start that routine. Maybe you told yourself you’re going to cook more, be more social, spend less money, and maybe you’ve done none of that.
This deployment is merely a moment, a season. The season will end. This - what you’re unable to do - doesn’t define you. You don’t need a deployment goal. It’s enough for you to just exist, to just do what you’re capable of right now.
I am here for you, and I will support you in any way I can.