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, youâ€™ll have no fear.
The pain you feel, it will not last,
Youâ€™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,
Iâ€™d created a person, so perfect to me,
And now my creation protects everyone,
Iâ€™m so proud to call you my baby, my son.
No matter where you go, where you march, where you fly,
Youâ€™ll ALWAYS be with me my sonâ€¦.SEMPER FI!
-Beckie Olexey, 2012