Another request for positive thoughts. .

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Another request for positive thoughts. .
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Thu, 07-17-2003 - 10:55pm
Dh called last Wednesday (a week from yesterday), but I was teaching my college class and missed the call. My boss took a message for me and assured me he sounded good.

Except for the letter we recieved on Monday that took 3 weeks to get to us. . .we haven't heard from him this week. I got a call tonight from the wife of a soldier in dh's platoon. Dh gave his phone time to the lower enlisted soldiers, but asked her husband to have her call me. . .they're on a mission and won't be accessible for a while.

Those words. . ."a mission". . . scare me considering what's gone on 'over there' this week.

If you pray. . please pray that our soldiers have the strength to get through what they face and that their families have the strength to carry on until they all come home.

Thank you for all of your support . . .it means more than you know.

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Thu, 07-17-2003 - 10:57pm
Consider good thoughts going out to you & your family from here. :)

May peace comes soon.


Edited 7/17/2003 10:58:28 PM ET by iomoon
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Fri, 07-18-2003 - 11:40am
I was watching the news last night and thinking of you. This has got to be so hard and so emotionally draining. I am really sorry.

I pray for peace and for them to come home soon. Hang in there!

K

"I do not want to be a princess! I want to be myself"

Mallory (age 3)

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Fri, 07-18-2003 - 4:45pm
You KNOW you've got my prayers!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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Fri, 07-18-2003 - 7:22pm
you got it sweetie. i have a friend whose sil is over there until at least april. i think of these men and women often, pray for them and wish their families comfort. hang in there!!! we are all behind dh and you!!
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Fri, 07-18-2003 - 10:10pm
I can't even imagine what you are going through. All I can do is send you and your family my very best thoughts and *vibes*.

You and your family are the true heros.

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Sat, 07-19-2003 - 11:50am
Always. Your family has been in my prayers and thoughts since the beginning and will continue to be until you are reunited.
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Sun, 07-20-2003 - 1:14am
Going into lurker status for the next few days. . .I've let the stress of dh's deployment get to me. . .

After the call from the other soldier's wife on Thursday night, I found myself waking up Friday morning and checking to see if there were any deaths over the night while he was on this 'mission'. . .

I miss him and am scared to death that he won't come home or that he won't come home in one piece. .physically, mentally, or emotionally.

My girls are coming home from their visit with my family on Thursday and I've got to re-center myself before then. . .I 'fake it' better with Matthew. . .he's not as sensitive or intuitive yet. . .maybe he'll be lucky and not be as 'sensitive' as his mother. . .lord knows dd1 didn't dodge that bullet.

I don't mean to make this a 'goodbye cruel world' post, but wanted to say I'm sorry for taking things personally on some threads above. . .I'm just more emotionally raw than I realized.

I'll be back (in my best Schwarzenegger voice). . .but I'm gonna just peek and lurk for a while.

Hollie. . .you know where to find me. . .

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Sun, 07-20-2003 - 8:59am
Positive thoughts and lighting a candle for his safe journey home. A friend's dh, "Rowdy," is a pilot running strafing missions over there ... he was in the reserves and was called up. Just thinking about everyone's relatives that are there and all the young men and women serving ... strains my heart, but I can't imagine the debth of yours. I wish we here could stand shoulder to shoulder and gather around you, virgo ...

Linda

 

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Sat, 08-16-2003 - 4:39pm
There are times when we all tend to take our DH's for granted, your message jolted me! Lets think of those whose DH's are not with them. My prayers with you and your family. keep up the faith and spirit, he will be fine.
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Sat, 08-16-2003 - 10:27pm
Thanks for the continued support. . .Here's an update.

He called 3 weeks ago, the night after the girls got home from visiting my family in Arkansas. He was frustrated with the heat and STILL not knowing when he'll get to come home. We still don't know nearly a month later and nearly 4 months into this separation when he'll be home, but all indications are that it will be February-April before they return.

I received a card from him earlier this week. It only took 10 days for it to get to us so that's an improvement. In it he apologized for not writing more, but he said that he promised himself that he "wouldn't write home about the bad stuff, just the good things."

Hopefully we'll hear from him soon. . .til then he's in our prayers. . .

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