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May 30th, 2011, 05:59 PM
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Is the hardest thing Ive ever done. My heart is shattered in a million pieces as I watch my 18yr old son leave with his Srgnt. for the Army. I cant describe in words what this was like, all I can say is cherrish every day with your little ones, they grow up so fast and before you know it, they are no longer your little ones.....but grown men and women who will leave your home and go off and start their lives.

Please pray for his safety and the start of wonderful career for him. He will always be my little boy, my first born, the love of my life. I see him in my mind holding his first Easter basket, with wonder and excitement at the age of 1, and now I saw him today as a man, the little boy who I cared for and loved over the last 18yrs.
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May 30th, 2011, 06:13 PM
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That is so sweet Lori. Your son is very brave, many T&P for his safety.
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May 30th, 2011, 06:43 PM
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I will pray for him and his safety. Your a brave momma.
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May 30th, 2011, 07:04 PM
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(((HUGS)))

Please tell him Thank You for his service. I don't know as a Mom how had it is but as a wife it is hard to say goodbye.


I can only imagine the pain would be 10 x worse as a mom
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May 30th, 2011, 07:05 PM
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I have 3 brothers in the Army. I will pray for your son just as I pray for my brothers. I can't believe in 18 short years this baby might be moving out of my house too. I hope I can cherish her as much as possible. You are an amazing momma.
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May 30th, 2011, 07:38 PM
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So sweet. I will definitely pray for his safety.
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May 30th, 2011, 07:51 PM
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How hard for you! I cannot imagine your pain and fear right now. But you must be so very proud of him. What a brave boy (man, really.) Praying he'll come home safe and sound!!!
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May 30th, 2011, 08:53 PM
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The time does fly for sure. Congrats to your son, serving your country is never an easy choice, but it is admirable!
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May 30th, 2011, 09:46 PM
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Love and prayers for all of you, Lori.
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May 31st, 2011, 12:36 AM
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Lots of thoughts and prayers for your young man.
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May 31st, 2011, 04:29 AM
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Lots of prayers for him. You must be very proud of your son.
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May 31st, 2011, 08:51 AM
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It totally sucks... It is so hard when they leave home. I love you! xoxoxo
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May 31st, 2011, 09:40 AM
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I cannot imagine and have tears reading your post. Thank you to your son for his dedication to serve and thank to you your family, for letting him go to serve. I have two "little" boys and I just can't fathom the day they leave to go off on their own. ((BIG HUGS))
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May 31st, 2011, 09:52 AM
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ahhhh..... Hugs. You brought tears to my eyes....that must have been so hard for you to see him go, I can't imagine.
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