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    Hello, to everyone, and to the NEW MEMBERS.. I think I mentioned this a couple months ago, but not sure. My military son Aaron, was in Mississippi, for some training, and then went to California/for training..His wife,&baby came over the other day, after, driving down to Miss, and driving back. To make a story short, she came over to tell us, when he got to California, his military group, will be sent or on there way to Afghanistan. I dont have no ideal if hes here or there. His wife told us for security reason, they(the military), wont say any thing. So the 3 of us & grdbaby dont know nothing.(Me & wife, and dghterinlaw,grdbaby). We have 1 year, to 15 months, to keep it together. As for me now, I'm trying to hold back my tears, but will on occassion keeps yous posted. Take care everyone-Don

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    ~HUGS~ Don... I'm so sorry that it was such a surprise! I do appreciate your son, and his family, for the service they do all of us!
    He'll be in my prayers!

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    God bless you and all the families of military personnel! I'm o sorry for your struggle! My thoughts are with you!

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    Don,
    I don't know about your son's exact situation or what his branch or MOS is but I would bet once he gets in country he will be in contact with you guys. My husband just returned from a deployment and while he was in transit I didn't know where he was or any details but once he was in country I heard from him fairly regular. Deployments are so hard on the families, harder than on the soldier my husband says. I''ll pray your son is safe while deployed and that he'll return home to you all safe.

    God bless,
    Shannon
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    I know it is hard on the whole family but keep your spirits up. Take care of your DIL and that beautiful grandbaby. So many people will be praying for your whole family. God bless!

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    Don,
    I'm sending you (((((hugs)))))), and prayers for your son and all your family.
    MerryLou

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    Here are more hugs. We will pray for his safe return, and the safe return of his unit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltDraggon
    Don,
    I don't know about your son's exact situation or what his branch or MOS is but I would bet once he gets in country he will be in contact with you guys. My husband just returned from a deployment and while he was in transit I didn't know where he was or any details but once he was in country I heard from him fairly regular. Deployments are so hard on the families, harder than on the soldier my husband says. I''ll pray your son is safe while deployed and that he'll return home to you all safe.

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    Shannon
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    Your son will be in contact with you , don't worry. He will be able to call home free, should have access to e-mail too. My DH is retired military, and a civilian contractor. He was able to keep in touch regularly. Make sure you keep the care packages going out to him, it will mean the world to him. If you can send extras in his care packages for the men who won't get any. They always share with each other. Pictures and videos of the baby's progress will be special also. Most importantly, keep your chin up and hug each other. As a family you can get through anything.

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    Don,
    Hugs and prayers for you all. Hang in there. You must be so proud of him. Thanks to your son for his service and all of you for the sacrifice you are making.
    Deb

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    Don, I'm sure you are still in shock. But it WILL get better, as those of us who have been through many of these types of deployments have learned.

    Please be sure to tell us here on the board - preferably in a new topic so we'll be sure to find it - where he finally ends up. The Military Barracks Quilt Project, which is a working group on this board, is particularly aimed at one group in Farah, (western) Afghanistan. We want to follow your DS in case he is nearby and we can "cover him with hugs" too.

    Not only that, we have a lot of suggestions for care packages to that area for when you are ready to ship them. You might even start getting a box together now, ready to go out the day you have a good address; packages can take up to 3 weeks to arrive there.

    Please keep us posted as soon as you hear anything.
    Chin up, Dad; he is already covered with prayer.

    Jan in VA

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    Jan is right. I was a military wife for a career and a mother inlaw of a career Army Member and let me tell you, their commanders expect them to keep in touch and time is put aside for non-classified phone calls. Keep the faith, Dad. Our Lord hears our prayers, you son is covered and now you and yours are, too.

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    Don I will keep your son in my thoughts.

    I agree with Shannon!
    I too am a military spouse and depending on his MOS the family may NEVER know where he is or what he is doing! He may be able to contact them yes, but it may just be a "yes I am alive" phone call. Also don't count on those "free" phone calls, or emails. My husband never had access to free phones, nor did he has internet access. It really all depends on their MOS and where they are stationed at! Shoot there were times he didn't have access to toilet paper, much less a computer which had internet. Yes, I sent him BOXES of TP because they had none!

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    (((HUGS))) I know that this was a shock, but I am betting you hear from him when you least expect it, and I bet it isn't too far off, either :D (((HUGS)))

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    My heart goes out to you all! I've never had to cope with this as my boys weren't at the right ages when our young men were needed. I thank God for all the men and women who are serving. Carol

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    Please do keep us posted! I can't even begin to imagine what you are going through. I will certainly say prayers for you and your family.

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    Don, my heart goes out to you and your family. Please know that thousands upon thousands pray for all of our men and women in service to our country.
    HUGS, Sue

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    Don I have no words of wisdom except to lean on the Lord during this awful, stressful time. I will def. specifically pray for your Dear Son & his group, as well as you & your family. Your DDIL & precious baby will really need you now. Family's need to stick close. The Members here offered great advice. Know that we are here for you. You may need to reach out if you do need us, but we are here! Hang in there Dad.

    {{{{{HUGE HUGS}}}}}

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    How horrible. You are in limbo. You and your are in my thoughts and prayers.

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    Don, first I want to thank your son and all other military service persons for the time and service to our country. They are greatly appreciated by me. Then I want to say sometimes we forget the pain and heartache the family has to endure during their loved ones service time of being in danger and gone from home. To you and your family, and all the other families I say thank you. And please keep us posted. Thank you for sharing your story.

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    Prayers and Blessings to you and yours!

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    I will keep you all in my prayers. May God bless and keep our military in the palm of His hand.

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    Don,
    Keep good thoughts and prayers going. I know the feeling all to well. My nephew was in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Earlier this year his Osprey went down, I believe in the power of prayer, for he was hurt, but alive! He is now back in the states and will be leaving for Germany. It's very hard but, BELIEVE.

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    I know it is a hard time for you and your family but hang in there. My military friends have had the same thing happen but eventually they were able to get word back to families on their location.

    HUGS to all.

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    Don my prayers are with you and family it,s hard i can imagine the hardship you are all going through and other family,s as well,Don stay strong keep the thought that he will contact you soon but you Don have to strong for the family as well as for your Son, Don i have been thinking about you and when you come to my mind all i do is pray for you and your family Don, i think there is a reason for this its to let us know that someone needs our support in prayer just to let you know that you and your loved ones are in my prayer daily and i pray for all our brave men and women who our serving our country and there family as well,i would like to say thank you and i wish for a safe happy return to everyone of them, take care my friend and teacher, my best to you and family

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    (((((((HUGS)))))), we pray daily for the safety and quick return of our troops and for the protection and comfort of their loved ones at home. Please express to your son and his wife(and baby) our sincere gratitude for each of their sacrifices. I think the sacrifices of the family are often overlooked...they too are giving for our country. God Bless you during this most difficult time,

    Margie

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