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Old 01-10-2013, 05:04 PM
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Default Dreading the date....

February 25th.

My oldest son (23) is all signed up for the military, passed all testing, ASVAB and physicals. Finished up his fall college courses before Christmas like everyone else in college.

Way back when it was official and he had signed up, February seemed so far away........now it's looming very tall and scary

I am so terrible........I don't want him to go! Of course I haven't and won't say this to him, but he's my baby and I'm so scared. Seems like everyday I get on facebook, there's another picture of a soldier who's had some terrible accident befall them........or the pictures of all the soldier coffins lined up

Gah......I'm rambling. I'm doing it HERE so I don't discourage my son who WANTS to serve his country. I AM proud.........but I'm still so frightened for him. *sigh* February 25th, how I hate you.
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:08 PM
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(((hugs)))
Be strong. Its going to suck and you are going to cry and you are going to miss him so bad you feel sick to your stomach. As a mother, you worry. But be proud of him, as I know you are.
Give him lots of hugs and kisses, even though he might think you are overreacting, you are his mom and that's what you do.
He will be fine
Again, (((hugs))) and everything will be okay
Not to long from now, my mom & dad will be joining you.
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:14 PM
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Awww, Coop (hugs). That is a terrible thing for a mother to have to worry about.
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:16 PM
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I'm so sorry, what a good mother you are.
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:42 PM
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HUGS and I will send dodge bad things vibes hard your way!

and Feb 25 sucks . boohissssss
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I'm sorry

My brother left for Afghanistan right before Christmas. My moms a mess. Has been since he signed up two years ago. His specialty, defusing bombs! Two years o training before leaving.

There are support groups. My mom got Ativan from her dr.no joke. Only thing that helped her. Says shell be a little crazy till he gets back no matter what.

Think of all the amazing experiences he will have. Really more good than bad. Ill be thinking of him!!!!
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I'm sorry

My brother left for Afghanistan right before Christmas. My moms a mess. Has been since he signed up two years ago. His specialty, defusing bombs! Two years o training before leaving.

There are support groups. My mom got Ativan from her dr.no joke. Only thing that helped her. Says shell be a little crazy till he gets back no matter what.

Think of all the amazing experiences he will have. Really more good than bad. Ill be thinking of him!!!!
Oh God EOD specialists (is that still what they are called military folks?) is some tough stuff. It is so hard when they leave around the holidays
I'll be praying for your brother and ACooper's son as well <3
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Coop you know chaz is here for you. ~~many many good vibes~~

Who needs Feb 25 lets just skip it this year
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Oh God EOD specialists (is that still what they are called military folks?) is some tough stuff. It is so hard when they leave around the holidays
I'll be praying for your brother and ACooper's son as well <3
I think. My brother was really bad to my mom so be glad your son is honest. He told my mom pay for school and apartment and he wouldn't sign up. He did anyway for the most dangerous thing without telling her. But I will say he likes it. His last two years of training were mostly in Florida and he went fishing in the ocean all the time and made some great friends. He was top shooter in his group. He really came out of his mommy boy shell and I'm proud of him.

He's been gone training but the deployments real. He's on Facebook though and my mom and I go gather up stuff to send him and his friends (pepperidge farm discount store cookies by the giant box cuz we can't cook. They don't mind!). I wish he could have been here when his dog passed. I bawled more because he wasn't. She lived for him.

Gah. I'm crying.

And have a good computer and send him with one if he gets deployed. We skyped with our friend literally daily. My brother doesn't like me that much though lol!
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I think. My brother was really bad to my mom so be glad your son is honest. He told my mom pay for school and apartment and he wouldn't sign up. He did anyway for the most dangerous thing without telling her. But I will say he likes it. His last two years of training were mostly in Florida and he went fishing in the ocean all the time and made some great friends. He was top shooter in his group. He really came out of his mommy boy shell and I'm proud of him.

He's been gone training but the deployments real. He's on Facebook though and my mom and I go gather up stuff to send him and his friends (pepperidge farm discount store cookies by the giant box cuz we can't cook. They don't mind!). I wish he could have been here when his dog passed. I bawled more because he wasn't. She lived for him.

Gah. I'm crying.

And have a good computer and send him with one if he gets deployed. We skyped with our friend literally daily. My brother doesn't like me that much though lol!
Aw this made me tear up.
EOD is a dangerous job, a friend of mine has a buddy in the Army as EOD. This guy loves his job and is suppose to be going in his 2nd deployment at the end of the spring. I am very nervous for him but even though i don't know him to well, very proud of him.

(((hugs))) Joce.
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