So, there I was... I signed up for the Marines this year. I graduated boot camp in September, and I graduated the School of Infantry today. I'm a bonafide grunt today. I lost weight and strength through all of my training, and am less fit now than when I entered. I have learned to endure senseless repetition and to take responsibility for my actions, but more importantly, I have learned how to suffer gracefully. I thank the Lord every day for helping me have the right attitude to get through it all, and I thank the Lord for giving me an understanding and supportive wife that loves me all the more for it. I can't wait to get home and be better than I once was, stronger than I am, and as fearless as I will ever be. Ooh'rah!