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Updated: 2017-02-23T02:23:00.853-08:00

 



I'm One Proud Mom, and two days ago I said good-by...

2009-01-12T05:12:00.000-08:00

I'm One Proud Mom, and two days ago I said good-bye to my son as well. It's impossible to describe the feelings. I also refused to show emotion before he left. I have no idea if and when he will be coming home. I'm passing on hugs to you from a mom that knows!



It's 3:00 a.m. the night before my son is going ba...

2008-01-08T02:53:00.000-08:00

It's 3:00 a.m. the night before my son is going back to Iraq. Of course, I can't sleep. Maybe I will in a few days. This tour of duty perhaps will be "safer" than the last. My son is in the Army National Guard. When our "confrontation" in Iraq began and he was first deployed, I listened to CNN constantly and cried as I heard the air raid sirens and saw the bombs doing their thing. I soon shut off the T.V. My son, Jon is a full time Police Officer in Denver and is also an MP in the National Guard. His first deployment involved guarding the convoys. This time will be "safer". He is "only going to guard the 32,000 insurgents imprisoned in Ramadi.
I am so sad and proud. Sad, do to my own selfishness of just plain missing him. Jonny has a great baby that just turned one year of age on December 20th. He will miss alot of the "firsts" that happen with a great baby. Jon will also miss the birth of his 2nd child in May.

May you all keep Jon and his devoted wife in your prayers as for all of our service people.

I will miss him.



Suzanne, If you have the opportunity to go see him...

2006-06-13T09:44:00.000-07:00

Suzanne,

If you have the opportunity to go see him off when he deploys -- do it! It is really worth it. At least once -- the first time.

The only advice I could give you to give him: "Keep your eyes up and your head and ass down." That about says it all.

If you're looking for some practical advice for the deployment, read this one: http://somesoldiersmom.blogspot.com/2005/12/so-your-child-is-being-deployed.html

and be sure to read the comments -- lots of moms & wives had other suggestions.

Best of luck. Feel free to email me any time you feel the need to vent or worry... or ask questions.

Fond regards, Carla
Some Soldier's Mom



I was searching for something wise & succint to sa...

2006-06-10T20:15:00.000-07:00

I was searching for something wise & succint to say to my son as he goes to war. He will be on pre depolyment leave next month. I came across you blog. I still am not sure if I want to go up and "see him off". But reading this made me think I will. If you have any words of wisdom I can give him, please....tell me.
Godspeed,

Suzanne
Proud Marine Mom of Lcpl Drew
2nd LAR BTN, 2nd Marine Div



Beautiful post. I'm going to link to it in my blo...

2005-02-11T19:58:00.000-08:00

Beautiful post. I'm going to link to it in my blog. I don't know what to say other than your essay touched me deeply. All the best to your son who is serving all of us.



Like just about everyone else who has posted so fa...

2005-02-11T17:45:00.000-08:00

Like just about everyone else who has posted so far, tears flowed down my face as I read your post and felt your pain (as close as I can get, of course, having never been in your exact situation).

I'm thinking of and praying for you. I'm also sending your post to my friends because those beautiful words deserve to be read as much and as often as possible.



I am sitting in the computer lab at school and I a...

2005-02-10T14:47:00.000-08:00

I am sitting in the computer lab at school and I am crying great gobs of tears. With the way I am crying over someone I do not even know, I would hate to see what a mess I'd be in if it was my own family! I cannot imagine seeing any of my family go off to fight. Your son is a true hero. I found your site through Sargent Missick and I am so glad! I will stop by often. You and your family will be in my prayers! Tootles.



I am the mother of a Marine, the mother-in-law to ...

2005-02-10T11:41:00.000-08:00

I am the mother of a Marine, the mother-in-law to his wife - also a Marine (now out), and the wife of a soldier.

My son (who had just turned 18 at the time) went to Iraq just before the war started in 2003 and was there for 8 months. Reading this entry made all the worriment, sadness, and angst I felt while he was there come flooding back. Your words so echo everything I felt. I wish I could tell you that it will get easier, but I'm afraid you're not going to be back to normal until your son is safely home and you can hold him again.

The hardest thing for us, as mothers, is coping with the fact that we can't protect our 'babies'. That feeling of helplessness sometimes overwhelmed me. Emotionally, I was extremely fragile. Tears were triggered by the smallest things. I managed to lead a 'normal' life and could put on a strong face at my job and while in public, but in the safety of my home, or in my husband's arms, or on the phone with my sister, I'd easily crumble into tears. What a roller coaster of emotions!

My son and daughter-in-law came home safe, thank God. My son is getting out of the Marines in a few months. He just doesn't want to do it anymore. The war and his experiences over there have changed him. He's 20 physically, but much older emotionally and mentally. I'm happy with his decision for selfish reasons.

Now I am facing my husband's deployment later this summer. A year spent apart from the love of my life. There are days I imagine that it won't happen. That something will come up and they'll cancel it. And then there are other days when I find myself sobbing in his arms at the thought of being separated. I'm already riding the emotional roller coaster and he hasn't even left yet.

I can't give you many words of wisdom to help you get through this deployment easily. Surround yourself by those who you love and who love you. Don't hold anything back. There's no shame in crying. My prayers are with you and your family - and all of our troops and their families.

Take care,
Susan



Finally got it right. I will be visiting your blo...

2005-02-08T17:21:00.000-08:00

Finally got it right. I will be visiting your blog often. Keep your spirits up. Your son is doing something wonderful and we are all proud of him.

Gayloyd from Venezuela



Soldier's Mom, I am accessing your blog through Sa...

2005-02-08T17:19:00.000-08:00

Soldier's Mom, I am accessing your blog through Sargent Missick's. I have tried several web page addresses, but can't seem to get the right one. Can you please give your web page again???

Thanks and regards

Gayloyd from Venezuela



I cried just reading your posting and I don't know...

2005-02-08T15:44:00.000-08:00

I cried just reading your posting and I don't know you or your son. I've gotten to know many soldiers though and it's always difficult. I promised my BF I wouldn't cry when I saw him off to the end of the world (in my view - Kyrgyzstan) and he was only going to be gone 4 and 1/2 mos. For it to be a year is hard to imagine.



WOW!! I SWEAR EACH TIME I READ YOUR POST, I CRY, I...

2005-02-07T18:31:00.000-08:00

WOW!! I SWEAR EACH TIME I READ YOUR POST, I CRY, I FEEL AS THOUGH IM WITH YOU THERE, ALL THE EMOTIONS YOU ARE DEALING WITH. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.
THIS WILL NOT BE EASY, BUT AS YOUR THOUGHTS REFLECT TOWARDS YOUR SON THROUGHOUT YOUR DAY, REMEMBER THERE ARE THOSE HERE, PRAYING FOR YOUR SON AND FOR YOU, AS HIS MOTHER.
GOD BLESS
BARBARA



I don't have family in the service, but I think I'...

2005-02-07T11:53:00.000-08:00

I don't have family in the service, but I think I'm often crying right along with you. Just reading your post made me cry! And I have to admit, the pre-game salute brought a tear to my eye. But the Budweiser commercial that came on just as I was packing a box for my one of my adopted Soliders left me completely in pieces. I sobbed with pain at the "wrongness" of them being There while I was safely Here. I believe in what they're doing, but I've hated every minute of it.

As for you, I admire your courage and am grateful for YOUR service. Those of us who support the Soldiers are finding ways to support the families, too. And we hold ALL of you in our thoughts and prayers, looking forward to the day when you are reunited.

I wish my words could give you peace, but hopefully knowing that there are both military and civilian families in this country who are thinking and prayering for you can be a small comfort.

Please use this blog to let us know if there's anything we can do for you or your son.