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One of My Son's Entered the Military

Monday, August 01, 2011

I have two sons. I am proud of both of them.

But before this year, I had never thought that one of them would go into the military.

Letting go of any of your children of course isn't easy. Especially when a 'child' is pursuing the military.

College would have been iffy. you know, new found freedom and the influence by others who are already into drugs, drinking etc.

But, the possibility of combat....! THAT never even entered by mind!

I am determined that I will not stress out and eat my way back up to the weight I was before.

And I refuse to let myself continue to flounder at the weight I am holding onto.

So, I am letting go of the fear. I will put my trust in the Lord.

He is sovereign in ALL things.

I need to quit playing around and latch onto the enabling that the Lord is quite willing to give to me.

Discipline is needed here. That I seem to be struggling with.

Changing from bad habits to consistent good ones is hard work.

If I can do this, despite the added stresser of a son in the military, then praise God!

Because it will certainly be a miracle. At least to me.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SAFETYSUE 8/1/2011 11:58AM

    First let me thank you for the courage you show as your son has decided to serve our country in the military. He will be in my prayers with all the young men and women who make this honorable sacrifice. I also will keep all their families in my prayers.

You are so right, now it is so much better because communications are a hundred times better than they use to be. My brother was a Captain and Marine pilot for six years back around the first gulf war. He could never call and tell us where he was or how things were going even before the war broke out. It. was hard for us because Mom raised the five of us on her own and he was the only boy. He is now an American Airline pilot of twenty years and we are so proud of him for having served.

You can do this...when he is in boot camp you can do your own boot camp and get fit right along with him. I would bet there is a spark team for family with loved ones in the service and find some great support there.

Thank your son for his great character and commitment to serve!!

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SANDRAFIVE 8/1/2011 10:41AM

    My grandson will be graduating from basic training in just a couple of days. Then he will be going to jump school. My daughter was going through the same things you are, this is her baby. She has managed to keep herself busy and staying with her exercise and diet routines. You can also, God is always there to help us.

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63DOROTHY 8/1/2011 10:22AM

  My middle son was in the military for 7 years and my youngest son is an Army Ranger who just came home from Iraq. I'm very proud of their service. Both boys now have been in the same war. One as enlisted and one as an officer. When they first go over I paniced every time I heard of fatalities over there but then settled in and just prayed for his safety. One thing good now is that the communication while they are there is much better. It defintely makes strong men out of them.

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MISSFORTE 8/1/2011 10:18AM


I don't have any children but I am going through some challenging times myself and trying very hard to stick to good food(right portions) and exercise I am so close to goal

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CORKY982 8/1/2011 10:10AM

  My boyfriend is in the military. It's a different life to get used to, but if you ever need someone to talk to/sympathize with, drop me a line!

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