As I lay me down to sleep,
For 54 hours your soul will weep.
Be strong my son, the end is near,
And this is when, you’ll have no fear.
The pain you feel, it will not last,
You’ve become a man and grown up fast.
My heart is full, so proud and serene,
The next time we meet you will be my MARINE!!
When you were a baby, I could not believe,
I’d created a person, so perfect to me,
And now my creation protects everyone,
I’m so proud to call you my baby, my son.
No matter where you go, where you march, where you fly,
You’ll ALWAYS be with me my son… SEMPER FI!
-Beckie Olexey, 2012