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Saturday, February 02, 2013

It is Saturday. My son had called me Thursday after I got home from work to talk about when to pick up his car. His wife goes back to work on Monday, and he needed it by then.

I selfishly suggested the weekend, when I might have a crack at being awake and rested when he did. So today, after my morning appointment, I called and woke him up. He had instructed me to call when I got home, and he was honestly surprised he had been able to sleep that late. He's still adjusting time zones.

He said "I'll call you back in 20 minutes" and after he'd awakened a bit more, did so. We went out to brunch together. I had a two egg white, low-fat cheese omelet, he had the full test version. We then came back to my house where he continued with tales of his past year... and thoughts of what's next... and his obviously maturing thought process in decision making.

We went for a walk in the neighborhood, and eventually got back to the business at hand, which was starting his car (it behaved like a champ, considering it's been sitting in my garage with minimal exercise for nearly a year), and sending him off to go home to his wife and his life. The visit left me soul-filled and grateful. He's home. He's intact not just physically, but seems to be adjusting well emotionally and mentally as well to coming home.

And after this past couple of weeks, you can all imagine me heaving this huge sigh of relief. Time to keep putting one foot in front of the next, keep on keeping on... because life is good.

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LJCANNON 2/4/2013 5:50PM

    emoticon emoticon Wonderful News!!!
Congratulations on the Homecoming & Hugs!!

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KALIGIRL 2/4/2013 8:52AM


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RONNIEHUEY 2/4/2013 1:18AM

    emoticon he's home safe and sound.Bless him and all our service children/We wouldn't be free with out them emoticon

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MEXGAL1 2/3/2013 10:49AM

    woo glad your son is doing so well.
Have a terrific Sunday.

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LEANJEAN6 2/3/2013 9:46AM

    oh Barb-so good to have yer son#1 home----Life is truly good!-Lynda emoticon

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CONCHA77 2/3/2013 8:30AM

    Sounds Perfect!

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-STARRYEYED- 2/3/2013 8:22AM

    emoticon I am happy to hear DS is adjusting after deployment. Yay!

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GABY1948 2/3/2013 8:20AM

    Life IS good! So glad your son is home and that is one concern off your plate! Have a GREAT Sunday!

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ROXYZMOM 2/3/2013 8:10AM

    That is awesome! I love the sound of "peace" in your blog.

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_LINDA 2/3/2013 12:40AM

    So very glad your precious boy is of sound mind and body and safe on home soil once again. Enjoy his safety and proximity and finally relax and rest easy.
Life is Gratitude -I am thankful for those who gave it to me and for those who are keeping it safe!

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KARIDIAN1 2/2/2013 9:24PM

    Sounds like a wonderful time spent with your son. Your right, life is good.

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1CRAZYDOG 2/2/2013 8:05PM

    Smiling from ear-to-ear sharing your joy that your son is home! That's wonderful that you got to spend time w/him. Gratitude: that one word really does sum it all up!

HUGS and do thank your son for his service. Hugs and prayers for all our soldiers and families.

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ANDI571 2/2/2013 7:57PM

    I'm so happy for you Barb. I can only imagine the relief you are feeling. emoticon

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MOBYCARP 2/2/2013 7:31PM

    This is truly something to be grateful for! I'm glad he is not only back, but adjusting well to civilian life.

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    So, glad to hear that your son is back safe and sound.

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WATERMELLEN 2/2/2013 7:03PM

    Perfect! It's not just physical survival we want for our kids . . . but their emotional survival, their psychic survival and their positive flourishing and maturing and . . . all of that.

And now you know. He's OK.

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MIRAGE727 2/2/2013 6:13PM

    Excellent, please thank him for his service from Darren & me! I'm so glad he's back.

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DLDMIL 2/2/2013 6:04PM

    You should be very proud of him. You can now relax and enjoy the precious moments that you get to spend with him. So thankful that he seem intact all the way around. Have a great weekend. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LESLIELENORE 2/2/2013 6:00PM

    emoticon Sounds like a wonderful day!

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MNTWINSGAL 2/2/2013 5:39PM

    You are such a great mom. For me it takes every ounce of will power I possess to not want my son all to myself when I know in my heart that his wife must come first. I need to take a page out of your book!

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SLENDERELLA61 2/2/2013 5:27PM

    Gratitude is the perfect word for "his obviously maturing thought process" and "adjusting well emotionally and mentally ... to coming home". What else could "One Kid's Mom" want??

Beautiful blog! I'm so glad you are through those tough weeks. I'm sure your emotions are still very high over everything, but now I know without a doubt you are handling it very well. Good for you!!

As always, I appreciate your support on my blogs as well. -Marsha

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MSLZZY 2/2/2013 5:24PM

    Savor every moment. You have survived another
test of courage and patience WITH courage and
patience. I can feel the relief in each word. Now
you can go forward with life as it comes, knowing
DS is home and safe. HUGS!

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HEALTHY4ME 2/2/2013 5:19PM

    I feel as if he is my own. I too am so thankful he is home, he is fine mentally as well as physically. HUGS to you and your family.

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PATRICIAAK 2/2/2013 5:19PM

    wonderful. I cherish times likr that.

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