Friday, April 02, 2010

Time Really Does Fly!

I had no idea, 3 months ago, when I wrote this post; that time would fly by so incredibly fast! In January, April seemed so far away, and now that it's April...January seemed like it was forever ago. This time next week, I will be watching my Brother become a United States Marine! It's hard to believe that the time is finally here; that everything he has worked toward over the course of the last 12 weeks is about to pay off; that my Brother, my little brother, is going to be a Marine. The Few. The Proud. The Marines. I could never be more proud of my Brother than I am now.

I am so excited to see him; so excited that I can hardly stand it! When we leave for Parris Island on Wednesday morning of next week, I'll probably be so giddy that Paul will want to pack me in the trunk with the luggage. I wouldn't put it past him either, but how can I not be expected to be so excited to see my Marine Brother? To wrap my arms around his neck, and give him the biggest 'Big Sister' hug that he has ever gotten? This is my little Brother; the one I beat up with a pair of sneakers one time; the one who will be a Marine. I am one proud Big Sister!

Now, if you're sitting there wondering what in the heck you're going to do without any blog posts from me for 5 days (which I doubt you are), I've got it covered! I know, always thinking ahead...I'm so organized (not). I'll be here Monday with a Monday Minute/Easter post, Tuesday with a Post-It Note post, and a scheduled Wednesday, Thursday & Friday post! And how cool is it that for next Friday, Elizabeth of Confessions of a Working Mom, will be guest posting for me?! You should definitely get excited about that, because Elizabeth is Da-Bomb. Does anyone even use that word anymore? No? Guess I'm not as cool as I thought I was.

Anyway, so...it should be a good week next week. I'm excited :)

I hope you all have a wonderful Good Friday, and hap-hap-happy Easter Weekend!

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18 comments:

Ian said...

Happy Easter and I wish you well with your bro! MM questions are being sent as we speak.

Melissa said...

Have a great week Samantha!!! And I too am wishing you well with your brother!

Katherine said...

LOL! I said "I'm out" yesterday when I left my class to let them do evaluations. One of my students said, "I'm out? What are you? In high school?" It was all in fun, but I felt a little aged!

So excited for you. I can't believe it's already here...seems like yesterday you were talking about how long it would be. How far away it was. AND that you hadn't received your first letter from him! Glad it's finally here!

Shell said...

Congrats to your brother!

I hope he gets stationed at Camp Lejune. It would be awesome to get to meet you!

Brandy said...

yay! that's so awesome.

Lisa Marie said...

Wonderful news sweetie!!!!
I hope you guys have an awesome Easter!

Joe Cap said...

Happy Easter, and I am so happy for you and your brother.
And yes, I was wondering how I was going to get through the week with no posts from you...

Aphrodite's Mortal Friend (ME) said...

Sounds like the best Easter gift ever- I was/am an only child ... hearing about sibling love makes me so flippin happy- wish I could be there!

whatsundermyapron said...

Congrats to your brother!!!

Toni @ Hemp & High Heels

Bendigo said...

Happy Easter...

To your brother..from one Marine to another...Welcome aboard Devil Dog...Semper Fidelis

Sam said...

That's so awesome! I have the utmost respect for our service men, and I think it's incredible that your brother will be a Marine!

Have an awesome time and a great Easter weekend. Looking forward to hearing about it when you get back! :)

Ally said...

Enjoy your Easter weekend sweet pea! Yey for your bro!

FourthGradeNothing.com

Desertson said...

Give your brother a big Marine hug from me and tell him thanks for serving

Kiera said...

i can tell how excited you are@ i can totally hear your writing voice. nuts! ive never been able to hear that in someone's writing before. have fun with your bro!

purseblogger said...

Congrats to your brother and your family. That is so exciting! Have fun on your trip. Looking forward to your posts next week.

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

I am excited for you! You will have a great time!

Elizabeth is da-bomb!

Helene said...

I hope you're having a wonderful Easter with your family!

I'm impressed that you have 5 posts ready to go!!

ASBLACKASOBAMA said...

Congrats to your brother! Tell him to stay safe! Hoorah!