Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Things to send

Even though I have not heard from my son I continue to send him letters and include with the note the Sunday comics and if I can find it any uplifting news story. Last week I sent him an article about a fawn that had wandered into the small town emergency room. I think receiving a newspaper clippings from home that have something interesting or uplifting perhaps gives them just a moment to think about something else besides being shot at and being far away from home. We continue to pray at church for him and his troops and he is on the prayer chain supported by the prayer warriors. If there any other ideas readers have about what to send if you could share them that would be most helpful.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Learned there were 2 soldiers killed and 2 wounded in a unit over in Afghanistan. It is extremely difficult to be patient to learn if it is your loved one. When my son was injured in Iraq I did not learn about it until months later when he was home on leave and he told me. I never was notified by the military. I pray for all the families with loved ones stationed in war zones.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

New Deployment

Dear Readers my son is once again back in a war zone. Only this time he also has a wife that will worry about him. I can not imagine what it is like for the two of them to be married only 3 weeks and he is shipped out for a year. I am sure there are other service men and women who have experienced the same trials. They are both included in my prayers.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Well my son is now married and beginning a new life. I hope all his wishes come to pass. He and his lovely wife were married in Germany. I was able to fly over to attend the ceremony. He will be deployed soon to a war zone and will be gone a year. Learning how to be supportive to my daughter-in-law while he is gone will be helpful in dealing with worry and being able to share the experience will be helpful in getting through the stressful time.

Monday, May 9, 2011

My son is once again back in Germany. He has spent the past year state side in grad school. He and sweetheart will be getting married July 2, 2011. I am very happy for him. Every mother wants her children to be settled and find happiness. This was a wonderful mother's day.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Returning, Reconnecting and relationships

Now that my son is in the United States. Seems it is more important that ever to establish routine contact and strengthen the relationship. Moving anywhere new has its pitfalls and new adventures. Especially important to let him know that his family is here to give support.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Military son back in the U.S.

Been a while since I blogged. My son is back in the United States and attending school. It is comforting to know he is on the same continent as his family. We get to visit by skype now which is fabulous.