Iwo Gima

Iwo Gima
Marine Corps Marathon

Thursday, October 24, 2013

October 24, 2013

Okay, today it finally happened... Jason finally got his dress Blues from Miramar! It took quite a while to finally get them, and they look pretty good on him, even without all the medals and buttons. His collar fits like it is supposed to as well. All around we're very happy with the way it looks, and Jason feels pretty special now that it is completed. The next step is to get is Charlies done, sometime next month, so that he can wear them at formation. I guess you have to be a Marine to truly appreciate what he is talking about, but I can see it in his eyes that it is a very special thing for him to wear his uniforms. What I particularly like is that he has worked pretty hard to keep himself in as good a shape as he can. There are some guys we've seen who have let themselves go and it is unlikely they will ever see a uniform that fits again.

We went to PT this morning, and then a couple of other stops at the hospital, when we were just about to leave when we ran into Bennadine. She is Jason's case worker/manager and it was an opportunity to do some catching up. She bought us lunch, sandwiches from Subway, on base there. It was nice catching up and also just relaxing for a bit, and then we had to head up to Miramar (see first paragraph). The beauty of that trip was (besides getting the uniform) that it went quick, and then we were headed back to the house.

Once at the house Jason got busy on some communications he wanted to get done, as well as putting together an ethics class that he has been requested to teach. Apparently he had gained a reputation for teaching and so now he finally gets to teach another class. I was watching him work on it, and I could tell he was very happy with being that busy. Not sure when he will give the class, but I don't think it will be too long out from now. He is also working with Joselyn on creating a new "vest" for Gracie, the dog. The one he has is okay, but now he wants something a bit better.

Not much else going on right now, and tomorrow we will be getting up and moving relatively early, so that Jason can get to his appointments. If I can get up early enough, and the sun is up, I may go for another bike ride, just as I did this morning. A few more days like today and I can probably be going for 12+ miles again and start rebuilding that stamina. Thank you, for all your continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive.

1 comment:

  1. Glad the uniform's finally done!
    I don't think the sun comes up until 7:30 or so...have a feeling that's too late for you. I've already had some nights where I walked in the dark (like tonight). If I don't walk in the dark I won't walk again until spring, so...
    Know that you continue to be in my thoughts and prayers! Look to the Lord for all things!
    Hebrews 12:1-2 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
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