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Our Children in the Armed Services

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Yesterday we drove 4 hours south to St. Paul/Minneapolis area to see my son off on his next mission.
He's going to Afghanistan for 18 months. It was very hard to keep a happy face. They gave them a nice send off. We went to a local restaurant. TGIF's. Our first time there. Nice restaurant but what blew me away was at how great the service was. There were other military families there also. We had 4 hours before they had to go back to their motel for one last night and then fly out at 4 a.m. The service at TGIF was crazy good and they didn't mind one bit that we took up so much space and enjoyed every second with our son before leaving the last two hours alone with his bride of one week.
When I start thinking too hard about him being over there again...the tears start to flow....
Chin up I tell myself....but it's so scary. I can't imagine what his new bride is going thru.
Please all my spark friends keep our children in the Armed Forces in your prayers.
Thanks
Dee
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BEAUTIFUL_REINA 6/20/2013 11:41PM

    (((HUGS)))

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JO88BAKO 6/20/2013 7:23PM

    Bless you, that must be really hard. I will keep him in my prayers. My DH was in Vietnam. I didn't know him then. I'm sure you are very proud of him and you should be. Hope you can have a good weekend. emoticon

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NELLIROSE13 6/19/2013 10:51PM

    Prayers going out to you and your family....I am so grateful there are brave young people willing to protect our freedoms. I come from a non military background....no one in my immediate family served overseas....the closest is my brother who was in the National Guard back when they did not get deployed.....long since retired from that. I can't imagine what your new DIL is going through....Be strong and keep a positive attitude.....HUGS Lynel emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MSBEKANATOR 6/19/2013 7:45PM

    Oh Dee, I am so praying for you. I know how hard it was when my son was in Iraq. (((Hugs))) Praying for your son and his new bride also.

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57OLDS 6/19/2013 5:28PM

  Praying for you and your family... emoticon

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NORWOODGIRL 6/19/2013 4:43PM

    Bless your son and the other military who keep us free.
Prayers for you and yours.

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BOVEY63 6/19/2013 3:42PM

    Lots of prayers for the safe return of your son and others stationed there.
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God bless our military and their families!
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CASTIRONLADY 6/19/2013 2:19PM

    I can't imagine the worry. But I do know to stay in today and enjoy them while you have them just as you did. And pray for all the brave young men and women who protect us with their lives. You must be really proud of him and I thank God everyday for his willingness to serve. emoticon emoticon

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BAMAJAM 6/19/2013 1:54PM

  Dee--- what a difficult time for you and for your family. Indeed the Armed Forces need our prayers. I'll pray for your son to be protected, and to return home safely.
You can be a very proud mom. I am truly grateful for your son's service.
God bless you...

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