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My best Christmas ever

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    I just want to brag about my youngest son, a Marine. He is home from Afghanistan and called me today and is coming to see old dad Saturday with his bride in tow. I am elated for he survived and is home and coming to see me! I haven't seen him for several years and he is now a man. I am overjoyed and can hardly wait for Saturday to arrive. He is my baby boy you see, and the last time I saw him I had just gotten out of surgery and was so happy he visited me, then he became a Marine and was gone. Now I think I will go cry again. Gee I am happy!

    1. Zsuzsy Bee profile image83
      Zsuzsy Beeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      aawwwwwwwhhhh how awesome that you 'sonshine' is home safe and sound...and so perfect that he's able to come visit over the holidays.I'll be thinking of you. Take care kind Sir and have a fabulous visit.
      zs

    2. prettydarkhorse profile image64
      prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Oh Charlie, I am very happy for you,

      and I am sure you are happy and preparing for that day, and I am sure that he is also very happy to see you,

      Merry Xmas to you and your family, Always, Maita

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      AEvansposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I am so happy for you!!! Merry Christmas! smile

    4. Anath profile image71
      Anathposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      How sweet, that is certainly the best Christmas present one could wish for.  Merry Christmas to you and all your loved ones!

    5. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That is wonderful news smile I may cry with you.

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      kirstenblogposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Ralwus, that is lovely smile Sounds like this is going to be the best christmas for you! Enjoy my friend big_smile

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        ralwusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you as well kirstenblog and Merry Christmas!

  2. Beth100 profile image83
    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    I am very, very happy for you CC!  This is a wonderful gift, for both you and your son.  Have a beautiful visit with your son and daughter-in-law.  Merry Christmas!  xx

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Thank you dear Beth. I shall.

  4. KCC Big Country profile image84
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    Wow, that is fantastic news, CC!  You'll have a great Christmas with him there.  Give him a big ole hug from all of us.  smile

    (give y'self one while you're at it...don't want you to feel left out...LOL)

    Merry Christmas CC.....may you and yours have a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year too.

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Thank you KCC, it means a lot dear. Merry Christmas to you.

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Thank you so much Bee. I am so happy that he is safe. I like that, sonshine. He is you see? Thanks so much. Merry Christmas.

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    Ghost32posted 7 years ago

    That's awesome, Ralwus.  I don't have any sons in service, but my two nephews (to whom I'm close) do help me understand what you're feeling.  One survived 3 tours in Iraq as a Marine and the only one of his boat company to bother to learn the language so he could translate for the rest of his outfit.  He's been out now for a while.

    The other is an Army lifer, done I think three tours in Iraq as well, and is stationed currently at Fort Hood--a couple of miles from where the Muslim Major shot up his fellow soldiers. 

    Survival is good.  Reunion with a survivor is even better.

    Happy Holidays and then some.

  8. bgpappa profile image85
    bgpappaposted 7 years ago

    That is great news.  I can only imagine how happy you are.

    Please thank your son for his service for me.

    Take care

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Thanks Ghost and bgpappa, really and Merry Christmas to the both of you.

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Hello Maita, and why are you up now? Thank you sweetheart. xox and Merry Christmas

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      prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I cant sleep, it is 5:33 am, excited today as the day before Christmas, I want to be up early for HIM...and give blessings early...

      thank you Charlie, am excited for you

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    emievilposted 7 years ago

    Glad to hear that you and your son will see each other again. I can just feel your happiness all the way here on the other side of the world smile. It is truly a wonderful gift for you.

    Merry Christmas CC and Happy Holidays! I know you're going to have a great time with your son and (new?) daughter-in-law.

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image64
      prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      emievil Maligayang Pasko to you and your family! and I pray next year will be more and more for you in terms of anything you wish for and like to have.....

      Best and always, Maita

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        emievilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Maligayang Pasko also Maita smile. Hope you'll come here next year and be with your kids and family.

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Hi AE, and thanks so much, it shall be. Merry Christmas to you too. xox

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    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    WOW !!!!! I'm so happy for you !! You're right. This is going to be your best Christmas ever !!!ENJOY !! smile

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      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hey C C don't skip me !
      mad

      lol lol

      1. emievil profile image80
        emievilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol hey tantrum, Happy Holidays to you smile.

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    One thing I don't like about the feed, it is easy to miss things as one hubs around. So Maita, get the blessings done with and get the food ready. LOL

    Thank you dear Anath. Merry Christmas to you and those wonderful lips. xox

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    LOL tantrum, I would never! Yes, I am so happy!
    Now UW, you will make me cry again so stop it. I know I will be in tears Saturday anyway. My baby is home! LOL What better time for a reunion as his two brothers will be here as well and an aunt too. I only wish the girls could come. Merry Christmas now. and much love.

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      happy hugs for you, and thank you ever so much for sharing your joyous news!!  smile

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Oh gee, I missed you earlier emi. So sorry. than ks now and Merry, Merry to you dear.

    1. emievil profile image80
      emievilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Don't worry about it CC. You're welcome and have a great time with your family! smile

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    DaniellaWoodposted 7 years ago

    I was 12 and my whole family watched me unwrap my biggest prezzie - a huge box - to find a mouse cage with two adorable mice inside! I'd asked for mice my WHOLE life, so it was the happiest moment for me ever!! hehe smile

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    That is nice Daniella.

    Hi Justine, thanks Justine and you have a wonderful Christmas, I know what you are doing. So much love, spread it around and lots of hugs.

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    Justine76posted 7 years ago

    you know what im doing?! who are you, santa? lol oh yeah, the feed..

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    LOL, I have my ways you know? I must leave now for a bit as I need to beat the rush. Wee One forgot some things for her Christmas day tomorrow and I need go get them. C U l8r

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      good luck!!! I have to go when hubby gets out. you know, he calls me wee one? have a good one!!!

  21. NaomiR profile image87
    NaomiRposted 7 years ago

    What wonderful news!!! Have a fantastic holiday!

  22. fishtiger58 profile image80
    fishtiger58posted 7 years ago

    Great news. So very glad he is safe and home.

  23. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    Wow, smile now thatttttt is a Christmas gift of a lifetime, wonderful! enjoy your time together and let him know how much he is appreciated for the job he does. smile thank you.

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    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    that has to be the perfect gift! Merry Christmas and enjoy this special time with your family!



    a big thank you to your son!!

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    manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago

    I am very happy for you and your Marine on this most wonderful of occasions! Good fortune to ya'll...and that of your Marine (w/ his new bride), C! It is excellent news...I have prayed for that Marine of yours safety...many times!

    Ya'll have a lot to be thankful for...There is an empty Marine stocking hanging at our house. Not to bum you out...just that this is the reality of the fortune (and the reality of War) that has been given to on you on this very Merry Christmas...and the ones to come! BTW...Our family backs that Marine...100%!

  26. Pearldiver profile image87
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    That is awesome Charlie... spend the time together well and thank the big guy for his pressie. Have a great Xmas and New Year smile

  27. Jai Warren profile image79
    Jai Warrenposted 7 years ago

    That's wonderful news! Have a very Merry Christmas and enjoy your visit with your son on Saturday. Thank him for his sacrifices.

 
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