Jeremy's birthday was Thursday the 9th. I spent the day sharing pictures and poems of my son. It helps and is a process of keeping his memory alive....I love honoring him. Jeremy would be 32 years old - he would be married with children and would be buying a home. I think he would have furthered his career in the Marines - he loved being in the military. There was red tape as in any profession but he loved the Marines and his fellow brothers.
It will be six years soon - April 6th. It is still very hard and unfathomable - I still have trouble totally wrapping my mind around that he isn't with us in the earthly realm. I miss him more each day and love him even more every second of every day. I am lucky in the fact that he died a hero - saving at least six Marines and giving them the opportunity to return to their families. He knew he wasn't going to return - as did I . He was the only one of his platoon that had any experience - none of the others had ever done a tour - he knew he had to go with them to Afghanistan. I am so proud of him and I hold no resentment or jealousy of any kind toward these men....they love my son and we are all thankful for his strength and bravery.
I don't mean to sound as though I am "bragging" - it is such a sacred time to me and it gives me strength and courage as my son had - his to die - mine to live.
Proud Mom of
Ssgt. Jeremy D. Smith USMC 03-09-85-04-06-11
I love you Sonshine