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  • When leave is up..

    5 posts, 5 voices, 1684 views, started Jan 2, 2009

    Posted on Friday, January 2, 2009 by Lorilyn

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      and loved ones must return to their duties. It’s so hard to say good bye and every extra word is meant to delay the inevitable.
      She’s just going to training in TX,but won’t be home until the end of spring. I brought her to the airport this morning,and miss her already.
      How do you keep in touch with your loved ones when they‘re on duty?



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          Tracie08 wrote Jan 18, 2009
        • Hi Lorilyn,

          I know exactly how you feel.  The leaves are just not long enough.  Communication is always a challenge - especially when they are on deployments.  My son is currently serving his 2nd tour in Iraq. The first tour, he was able to call every few weeks.  this time he is married, so when he is able to make a call, he calls his wife, as he should, but it has been very hard for me to not hear from him.  We moms need to at least hear the voices of our kids. I carry my cell phone with me at all times, just in case he calls as I would hate to miss one.
          My daughter in law does keep me informed, but it is not the same as talking to him.  I was just informed a few weeks ago that when he comes back to the states for his mid tour leave, I will not be able to see him because he and his wife  are going to spend the time together, alone.  I was crushed.  I do understand their need to spend time together, I am just heart broken that I won’t get to see him.  I send my son emails regularly, even when I don’t get replies, it helps me to feel like I am keeping in touch with him.  I have spent alot of time in prayer and asking for God’s grace to deal with the mixed bag of feelings and God has poured grace on my and has given me  peace about it.  I also keep my sons picture on my desktop and on my cell phone, so I can see him everyday.  I will pray for you, this is a challenging life changing time.  My life has changed tremendously since my son enlisted 3 years ago.  

          Has your daughter been on a deployment yet ?

          God Bless!
          Tracie



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          Holdonloosely wrote Jan 23, 2009
        • You‘re in my prayers. I’m just starting out. My daughter left this week for bootcamp. She is probably still in reception. I don’t know how this is done. My daughter won’t be home for about 6 months or so. I know I have to live my life, not just wish for the 6 months to be over until I see her again, no matter how much I want to do that. My best support is a friend in work that forwards me messages written by Joel Olsteen. Reading his words really helps. I look for peace anyway it comes! I’m keeping my mind busy with the thoughts that I’m going to be so joyous when I see her at graduation. Keep smiling at the thought of seeing her on the next leave. Plan out what you will do. And every time you miss her now, write her a letter. I know I’m new at this, and my words probably don’t help, but I know the knowledge of my support does. God Bless!



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          Raysa Santana wrote Jan 24, 2009
        • Ladies, I know how you all feel.  I have 3 kids in the military 1 in the army and 2 in the air force.  My son that is in the army came home from Iraq for Christmas but we didn’t get to see much of him  or our granddaughter because his wife wanted to go visit her family in Michigan, I live in Texas.  We got to spend 3 days with him.  My daughter did come home and spent 2 weeks with us.  She came with her husband who is also in the air force and my 2 granddaughters.  My other son that’s in the air force couldn’t come home.  He’s currently in Korea.  He will come home for mid tour leave but will be going to Florida to see his wife so I will not get a chance to see him on this trip, but at least I know he’s ok.  I stay in touch with my 2 sons through yahoo messenger and skype.  My daughter is stationed in California so we have a weekly date on Sunday afternoon around 6 pm where we go online and talk on the webcam.  This way we can see and talk to our granddaughters.  When you have a child or spouse in the military, you take what you can get and appreciate every minute of it.



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          Lorilyn wrote Jan 30, 2009
        • It’s so emotional to feel so proud and encouraging of them one minute,then so sad and missing them the next. Even with cell phone calls, I miss her being home. I’m just having a sad day.
          ((HUGS)) to all the other Moms with their kids who are away.



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