Our worse fears has happened. DD has

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Our worse fears has happened. DD has
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Sat, 03-29-2003 - 9:00pm
been activated. She called me on Friday evening crying. She had just got finished listening to her voice mail and there were 6 calls from her unit. The last one telling her they have been called up and she needed to report to her unit on Monday morning. After much scurrying with changing her flights, talking to her Platoon Leader, and keeping her calmed, we got everything moving.

Today, dh, dgd and I drove to Evansville to meet her incoming flight and found out more information:

On Monday she will report to her unit at 4:30 a.m. We still do not know if she can come home that night. On Tuesday morning there will be a family meeting where all the power of attorneys, information, etc., will be signed and notorized and handed out.

She will either come home on Tuesday or not because they may be leaving then, for sure, or at least as much as we have been told she will be gone on Wednesday. She will originally ship to Fort Bragg (??) and from there we do not know what happens and when she will be sent over. All we know for now that unless something changes between now and Monday morning, she will be going.

It's not an easy time right now for us and stress is high. I think we are all so very shocked and at the same time, was also all knew this was going to happen, we just didn't know when.

We have a lot to do between now and Monday morning with dd, so I'll try to update as I can. I am barely hanging by a thread right now and all kinds of nightmares are visualizing in my head. But I also know that I cannot crash until DD leaves, because I have to be strong and wise for her right now. Will talk to ya'll later - Jessie

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Sat, 03-29-2003 - 9:24pm
( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( (JESS) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ).
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Sat, 03-29-2003 - 9:47pm
Oh (((((Jess))))), I'm so very sorry, my dear friend. I pray that God will give you all the strength to handle this.

We're here for you.

Love you,

Annie

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Sat, 03-29-2003 - 10:49pm
((((((((Jessie and Dd))))))))) I am holding you both and your family in my thoughts and prayers. We love you Jessie and are here for you. Love Clare
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Sat, 03-29-2003 - 10:53pm
Jessie, what a difficult time for you and your family. My heart goes out to you. I'm at loss for any words that could help in your situation. Just know we'll be thinking about you, dd, and your family.

(((hugs)))

Mary

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Sun, 03-30-2003 - 6:52am
(((((Jessie))))) My prayers and my heart will be with all of you. Please keep us posted. I'm sending lots of hugs to you for support.

Rosie

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Sun, 03-30-2003 - 6:57am
(((Jessie))) I am so sorry this new turn developed. Big prayers for the

whole family in this stressful time. (((hugs))SS

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Sun, 03-30-2003 - 6:58am
Oh Jess - I pray she doesn't have to go. What will happen with Valerie? Will you get her if dd has to go? I can't even imagine what you're going through right now. I'm sure your heart is breaking for dd. I wish I was there so I could help you in any way possible. Please stay strong (I know you will). If there's ANYTHING I can do; I'm only a phone call away sweetie.

(((hugs)))

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Sun, 03-30-2003 - 7:19am
Jessies My Heart Goes Out To You and Your Family Many Many (((Hugs))) Prayers and Good Thoughts coming Your Way.

Judy
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Sun, 03-30-2003 - 7:20am
(((((Jessie)))))

Wish I could give you a big hug in person but please know I'm keeping you close to heart and your whole family in my prayers. I firmly believe God has a plan for all of us and right now, his plan for dd is to serve her country. I know you have great spiritual strength and am hoping you will rely on that to see you through this difficult time. Also know that there are many strong shoulders and willing ears here for you whenever you need us, as you have always been close by for us when we have had the need. We have a special prayer list at church for those who have been called to the middle east. I'd be happy to add her to our list if you'd like. Just email me her last name if you want me to do that.

Love and Hugs,

PJ

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Sun, 03-30-2003 - 8:04am
((((((DEAR Jess))))) I am so sorry to hear this!! I know you and dh are literally beside yourself! But you are all as strong as you need to be and will get through this.

So little Valerie will be coming to stay with ya'll? Let us know how you are, as you can find time.

My thoughts, prayers and LOVE are with you! (((hugs))) Brenny

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