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  • mom's fear to temper tatrum

    9 posts, 8 voices, 607 views, started Jul 12, 2010

    Posted on Monday, July 12, 2010 by Cheekymonkey

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    • heartbreak this is not political. My son who I fought soo hard to keep safe and alive, wants to throw it all away and join the damn marines. I know thousands of moms have gone through this with their sons and this isn’t about if I believe the war is just or not.
      I’m just so pissed that he is doing it to solve the problem of not knowing what to do in his life.
      Plus I’m really afraid for him.
      Okay, I’m really scared too. The thought of not seeing my son for months is really scarey. Just needed to vent
      Have a great Monday. heart



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          Vikki Hall wrote Jul 12, 2010
        • I can’t say that I know how you feel. All my kids have not shown an interest in signing up.
          I go back and forth about feeling grateful that they haven’t and ashamed that I feel this way.
          Because there are other parents who have kids that have signed up. And whether they fully realize going in they are doing it for “us” and I appreciate that.
          But I also can imagine that my appreciation is little comfort for the mom whose child is serving.



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          Tuliplady wrote Jul 12, 2010
        • I agree wholeheartedly with what Kristi said.

          My son is only fifteen and he is already giving strong consideration to joining the army.  I think it’s great.  Some young men so desperately need direction in their life and the armed services give them that, plus some great benefits.



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          Cheekymonkey wrote Jul 12, 2010
        • heart I think it’s the wrong decision but then I wonder if it’s MY fear and I think I settled on both. I want it known that when I say wrong decision I mean for him. ....or I think I do. I will respect his choice but I am worried not only for his safety but I am worried instead of the change in him being good that it will change him so, I don’t even know him. I would feel better if this was something he had wanted to do when he felt he had direction not only when he felt lost.
          Don’t get me wrong, I am proud he wants to help change the world but maybe I’m to selfish and afraid.



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          Anne E wrote Jul 12, 2010
        • You‘re not selfish.  I completely understand your fears.  Being sent off to Iraq or Afghanistan is dangerous!



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          Veggie wrote Jul 13, 2010
        • I wish you luck and peace as he makes his final decision, too.  I also agree you are not selfish!  You‘re a mother concerned for your child. heart

          I agree with Kristi’s answer.  Once our job is done, it’s theirs to grow & go.  They‘re men now & need to make their own decisions.



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          Linni wrote Jul 13, 2010
        • I agree with you Krisi..  

          My son has told me he either wants to go in to the Marines, or the Army when he graduates from high school in 2012...i am at peace about his decision.. God will take care of him, so my fears and worries have subsided..

          Wishing you peace in all this..



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          Cheekymonkey wrote Jul 13, 2010
        • heart thank you ladies,
          I agree with all of you, at least my rational side does lol and I’m working on finding the peace part. ...this is where I keep waiting for my faith to take over. ...did I ever mention waiting isn’t in my top ten!
          What I really don’t understand is why I feel like I am missing him now? That makes no sence to me. worriedheart



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