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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day

Two weeks ago was the happiest moment of my year! We picked my son up at the airport after an 8 month tour in Iraq. Prior to that, he had been stationed in Kansas and we had not seen him since last January.

We have had a lot of fun with him, his girlfriend, and all of the extended friends and family who have stayed with us over the past two weeks.

But all things come to an end. This morning, Mother's Day, we drove him to the airport for his 6am departure. I am sure it was the 4am alarm, but I got quite emotional. More so than the first time we sent him. I thought it would get easier but it doesn't. I did get to spend a short amount of time with all three of my kids this morning. And I cherish it deeply.

Please let this war end soon, and peacefully. Please bring my son home safe. This is my Mother's Day wish.

But we did cram a lot of fun into two weeks time. Bowling, arcades, visitors, my parents tango dance in a spoof on Dancing with the stars, board games, go-carts, mini golf, food- lots of food, a Jr. Prom, A 19th birthday, Two 3D movie events, and even a little kite flying.

Also I would like to send out a Happy Mother's Day to my own mama, whom I adore, and cherish and miss terribly (she is not gone, just further away than I can see in a short trip).  A wonderful Mother's Day wish for all the mothers who read this blog, and the single mothers who may not have anyone to spoil them today. Take a moment for yourself, a bubble bath, reading a book or cooking your own favorite dish for dinner.



  1. AnonymousMay 09, 2010

    Hey thats awesome about your son, gotta make for a proud Momma. Maybe they will get them hell out of there soon, doubtful but maybe. Maybe the better hope is that the region will stabilize and not be such a threat. Good JuJu to him and Happy Momma's day to you even though it hadta suck sending him back today.

    You done good it appears.

  2. What a crazy busy two weeks. Glad that you got to see him.

  3. Sage- I do hope there is some stability also. Thank you for the Mother's day wishes, compliments, and good thoughts for my son.

    BJ- yes a lot of busy. Great couple of weeks

  4. Happy Mother's day. A heartfelt thanks to your son for serving. May he return safely and soon.

  5. DH- Thank you too. I hope he will.


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