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March 12th, 2006, 09:49 AM
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Hey there —

I know most of you have younger kids. I've got grandkids so sometimes my perspective is a little different.

Remember when your kid went to school the first time? Or when you dropped off the baby at Daycare for the first time? Remember that feeling as you watched them go and you entrust them to someone else's care?

Well. . .my youngest son goes to the Navy tomorrow. That feeling of surrender — putting them in someone else's care — never goes away. Even though he's married and soon to bring me another grandchild, he's still my boy going away.

They never leave your heart. This kid needs the Navy in a big way. He needs the discipline and the structure and the security. Keep him in your prayers. It's going to be a bumpy ride for him for the next few months.

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March 13th, 2006, 03:26 PM
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he's in my thoughts and prayers. i hope it helps him. i will be thinking of his wife and child as well, it will be hard on her too.
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April 17th, 2006, 08:14 PM
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I hope that the Navy does for your boy what he needs.

Keep that DIL in mind, too... and remind her that there are tons of resources for military wives.

They take care of their own!!!

Best of luck!

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April 17th, 2006, 08:30 PM
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Thanks for the thoughts -- he's in the middle of basic right now and he's doing great.

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April 18th, 2006, 12:51 PM
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Hi! Just wanted to add my 2 cents, although sometimes I don't think they are worth that much!

My kids are still young, so I don't know what you are going through, my but DH just got back from Iraq in December. That was one of the hardest years of my life. There are so many resources out there for military families and military wives. I do hope that your son and DIL (and even you!) will utilize them! I wish I had done more while my DH was away because I probably wouldn't have felt so much like I was the only one going through it!

Thank your son for me for serving our country!
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April 19th, 2006, 09:32 PM
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Amen to that!!!
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May 31st, 2006, 09:01 AM
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Just wondered how he is doing....
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