General chatter - Even though I am new here..I just had to share!




MarStevens
10-18-2008, 11:37 PM
I know you all don't know much about me being new n all; but I had to share since all my family is in bed (party poopers) and I can't wake them and my DH is at work and I can't get him...

My brother, Darren, is on his way home from Iraq!!!!!!!!! This was his second duty tour over there! He has FIVE children; 9, 7, 5, 3 and almost 2

His almost 2 yr old Rowan; he was born about 1 month before he left; he hasnt seen him since IRL...

Being a former military wife; my heart totally explodes with pride knowing what he has chosen to do with his life and his family (wife) gives up so he can do what he feels he is called to do. He is with the 10th Mtn division based at Fort drum NY... He is in Kuwait now and should be home Tues/Wed!!
I miss him sooo much! It'll be months before I see him, being in IL and all..

His wife is an Officers child, silver spoon army brat lol..so she's used to it..but still five children ackkkkkkkk...

I just had to share..(Please don't get political on me with we shouldnt be in this war, I don't believe in this war etc..just hoping for support for our Soldiers thats all!)...

Mar


Bee20nine
10-18-2008, 11:46 PM
It is good to hear that is coming home. I am sure it will be a sweet reunion for you all. I tear up every time we have soldiers come home in our town and we get to hear about it. Just to see those kids run up to their dad and wife gets to have a long overdue kiss and a hug just gets me every time. Im sure you can't wait to hug his neck. Congratulations again!

MarStevens
10-18-2008, 11:57 PM
Thank you so much!!!!


Kim K
10-19-2008, 12:17 AM
Dear Mar,
I'm so happy for you! You must be so excited to see him! :)

misserica3
10-19-2008, 12:20 AM
That's great! I am sure you and your family will be happy to have him back home.

Clydegirl
10-19-2008, 12:33 AM
Great news.

I hope you get to see him soon.

erinmagill
10-19-2008, 12:33 AM
Im so happy hes coming home safe and sound! Scary stuff over there!

jahjah1223
10-19-2008, 12:58 AM
Awww its so nice that hes coming home to his wife and kids! got me all teared up

EZMONEY
10-19-2008, 01:47 AM
Awesome MAR! My nephew just finished his second week of NAVY basic training...raised him and proud of him too!

JulieJ08
10-19-2008, 01:47 AM
That's fantastic. Please give him our gratitude and respect!

ronni62
10-19-2008, 09:03 AM
I'm so glad your brother is on his way home! My family and I are so proud of what our troops are doing and the sacrifices they make-leaving their families and friends and going off to defend our country. But, it's an answer to our prayers every time we know of one of them coming back home! You must be so glad! Best wishes to him and his family and you, as well:)

djay
10-19-2008, 09:24 AM
It's always good news to have troops home from a war zone safe and sound! It is even more cause for celebration when we remember they went there to make sure that we could be here all safe and sound!
I'm very happy for your brother and all of your family!

bargoo
10-19-2008, 10:13 AM
God bless your brother and all others in the military.

Shopaholic1204
10-19-2008, 11:23 AM
OMG!!!! That is so great!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm sooooooooooo happy that your brother is coming home!!!!! Are you gonna go to the homecoming?? One of our best friends is coming home from Iraq soon!!!! We cannot wait to see him again!!
Times like this make me very proud to be a Military wife!!

FreeSpirit
10-19-2008, 12:29 PM
How exciting!

My husband is in the Marine Corps and currently deployed... he should be home by the end of March and I can't WAIT.

We don't have any children, but we do have a puppy, and he treats her like a child anyways so I'm pretty sure it counts, lol.

beth4365
10-19-2008, 12:41 PM
Thanks so much for sharing here.

I wish I could personally thank each and every soldier.

I'm so glad to know another is coming home safely.

Best wishes for the future.

MarStevens
10-19-2008, 01:28 PM
Unfortunately, no I cannot go to the homecoming; he's going back to Ft Drum and I'm in IL and can't leave the kids to do that and its too $$ to go with everyone to fly out..

I used to be a former military wife; so I totally know what the base is going through right now!! i can't wait to get that phone call to say he's on American soil!!

PattyO
10-19-2008, 01:42 PM
That is terrific. Please thank him for his service and enjoy the homecoming celebration!

Morrobay1990
10-19-2008, 02:10 PM
To Mar and others here that have family or friends in harm's way for our country:

Please tell them that I support them 110%!! They have gone to do our fighting for us. I back our troops all the way, they are heroes.

Please let them know that, although I can never know what they (& their families) have been through, I care, and I know they made a difference.

MarStevens
10-19-2008, 03:26 PM
Thank you! I will be sure to tell them all! His unit has lost 4 soldiers; one was Darrens best friend; so I'm very worried about his mental well being when he gets back..

they were best friends back at home and over there...Darren takes his death very personally because Darren was the higher rank and was in charge of them...

Darren is also the type to NOT let his emotions out; I just hope the mental health counselor who sees each soldier will see this ...

I will DEFINITELY let him know that you all have said your thanks and wishes!!
1 day down 2 more to go...
Mar

besita
10-20-2008, 09:48 AM
That is amazing news! He is a hero and we all owe him so many thanks! I am so glad that he is safe and on his way back home. I am sure that you will be showering him with hugs and kisses but please give him some extras as thank you's from all of us here. God bless him and your family. :)