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    Tomorrow morning I drive down to Helena to see my son off. He is on his way to Afghanistan for a year. He leaves exactly 1 week before the one year anniversary of my mom's passing. I'm not too fond of October right now...
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    i know it is a scarey thought....
    sending yourson to a war zone.

    but most come home saftely.


    i have spent 12 years in the airforce. all of the 80's and the start of the 90's.
    i saw friends go to a few active postings.

    i also had to repair aircraft that came back with holes in them.

    it is a scarey thing.

    i wish him safe keeping.
    and you a peaceful 12 months.

    i also thank him for his actions....
    by serving our world in this way.

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    Hi Rita,
    I know how you feel - it is rough to have them so far away and to be worried about them every day.
    My daughter was able to skype with her husband fairly often. Can you set that up with him?
    The year will pass quickly - hang in there.
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    I know this is hard for you and my thoughts are with you and your family. Please thank him for his service and my thanks also goes to all of his family because you too are giving up so much while he goes to serve. never doubt that all of you are serving as well
    Mari

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    Sending love and best wishes to you and him....I know you have got to be a bit frightened for him, but it is true that most people come home just fine. No place in the world is completely safe, including our own front yards - remember he's with some of the best-prepared and trained people on the planet, so hopefully this will be a good learning and bonding experience that strengthens him and lets him see a part of the world most of us never experience, and maybe he can help some people along the way. My thanks to him, and to your family.

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    Just got back from seeing son off. I wish I was out of tears already!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SleepyInSeattle View Post
    Sending love and best wishes to you and him....I know you have got to be a bit frightened for him, but it is true that most people come home just fine. No place in the world is completely safe, including our own front yards - remember he's with some of the best-prepared and trained people on the planet, so hopefully this will be a good learning and bonding experience that strengthens him and lets him see a part of the world most of us never experience, and maybe he can help some people along the way. My thanks to him, and to your family.
    Well said, Sleepy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruziska View Post
    Just got back from seeing son off. I wish I was out of tears already!
    Rita,
    I love what Sleepy said to you. That was very true of my son. He grew up a lot in the Marines and learned some skills that got him the job that he has now.
    My son-in-law trained to work on engines and electronics on the big C-130s. Now he's the flying crew chief on them and he's loving every minute of it.
    I hope that your son grows and learns the way my boys have.
    Hugs,
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    My daughter has been in afghanastan for about a month now.
    I talked to her this morning-she just got off work,she is an mp and was going to play volleyball before dinner and sleep.
    She seems happy now that she is settled in-can't tell us where she is or her job duties but she tells us not to worry its not as bad as we all had envisioned.No skype allowed where she is but facebook and phone calls a couple of times a week.

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    Thinking 'boutcha and your family ruziska. You too, Niall. May God watch over, protect and bless you and your children. It takes a special person to serve their country, 'cause it sure ain't for the money or fame...
    "There but for the grace of God, go I."
    "... His mercy endureth for ever."

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