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My daughter leaves for her new base Ft Lewis,Wa tomorrow.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

It is hard to believe that my daughters 4 week leave is already up.She leaves at 0600 for Ft Lewis tomorrow.There will be floods of tears when she leaves. At least I know she will be safe in the states and not like last year when she left for Afghanistan.Ft Lewis will be happy to get her or I will have to go up there and knock some sense into them.Yep! thats me mom talking.In February she wants to try out for "Special Forces"Yikes! I read about what the training is like and its "oh no" I only think that. I tell her to" go for it".Do what makes you happy.I thought I was an adrenaline junkie working with "gang bangers" in a prison situation.The kid has me beat!I didn't have to be tortured and punched in the stomach every day just to pass the training.I just had to figure out how to get out of situations where I was being strangled or "jumped".(It worked the two times I was almost car jacked ,an once threatened outside a Seven eleven late at night.)So I guess the apple didn't fall far from the tree.I will still be crying at dawn tomorrow when my chickie leaves. I won't see her until some time this summer. emoticon emoticon
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  • LOSER05
    emoticon she will be back before you know it.
    1925 days ago
    Did your daughter get off okay? How are you doing with everything?
    1942 days ago
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    1945 days ago
    Holidays just go so fast, the young just love a challenge, she will do well

    1946 days ago
    That's the military mom spirit... only now am I realizing how relieved I am as he's on his way home. Last night he said something about "leaving his options open", meaning he has not slammed the door on continuing his connection to the service. He has a few months to figure that out. But a part of me never wants to let him go again.

    Sure you can relate to that, even while saying "go for it". emoticon
    1946 days ago
    Thank you to your daughter and your family for the sacrifices you make to keep us safe. I am truly in awe of each and every one of you. I will keep you in my prayers. May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
    We are here for you.
    1947 days ago
    Please thank her for her service for me. I have never taken you folks for granted. Stay safe.
    1947 days ago
    Like you said yourself, she is in the United States at least and not going to hell. You know where I mean. You should be very proud of your daughter, I am proud of all our soldiers and thank God for them and for their families that support them. emoticon both of you. I looked at the pictures as you posted them, she is very pretty.

    This country owes a big debt to our soldier, past present and future and should never forget that. God Bless America. emoticon Land that I love.
    1947 days ago
    She will be fine...and you have us to watch over you! emoticon HooRah!
    1947 days ago
  • SHARON10002
    I'm in total agreement with Conch77, Ronnie. Plenty close enough for visits! I'm sorry she's leaving already, The time sure does fly when our kids are home . . .
    Give her a big thank you from all of us Blue Star Moms, and tell her we wish her well, and much success in whatever she chooses to do now. Should open alot of doors for her after today's ruling on Women In Combat.
    1947 days ago
    Your daughter will have a lot more opportunities after the signing today. She can do anything she wants. I am proud of her serving her country when she could have chosen otherwise. You're a good mum too.
    1947 days ago
    I think that's the base that a neighbor of mine's daughter is at. Not sure what her daughter's name is but know she has a son named Conner.
    1947 days ago
    Awwwwww. ((((((HUGS)))))) Thank your daughter for her service to our country.

    Hang in there. You know you've always got a shoulder to vent or cry on here!

    My own DS leaves next Thursday for return to his base in Alaska. **SIGH** it is just hard, isn't it!

    1947 days ago
  • CONCHA77
    I certainly know how "time flies" when our kids are home on leave. Seems like just yesterday that she was joining you in CA and now she is off again? So happy that she got to spend time with you and that she will now at least be in the states. Is Ft Lewis in Washington? Sounds like a nice mini vacation for you? Hugs to you and your daughter. God Speed. emoticon
    1947 days ago
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