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!
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.
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
How sweet, that is certainly the best Christmas present one could wish for. Merry Christmas to you and all your loved ones!
That is wonderful news I may cry with you.
Ralwus, that is lovely Sounds like this is going to be the best christmas for you! Enjoy my friend
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
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.
(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.
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.
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.
That is great news. I can only imagine how happy you are.
Please thank your son for his service for me.
Thanks Ghost and bgpappa, really and Merry Christmas to the both of you.
Hello Maita, and why are you up now? Thank you sweetheart. xox and Merry Christmas
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 . 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.
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
Hi AE, and thanks so much, it shall be. Merry Christmas to you too. xox
WOW !!!!! I'm so happy for you !! You're right. This is going to be your best Christmas ever !!!ENJOY !!
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
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.
Oh gee, I missed you earlier emi. So sorry. than ks now and Merry, Merry to you dear.
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
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.
you know what im doing?! who are you, santa? oh yeah, the feed..
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
Wow, 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. thank you.
that has to be the perfect gift! Merry Christmas and enjoy this special time with your family!
a big thank you to your son!!
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%!
That is awesome Charlie... spend the time together well and thank the big guy for his pressie. Have a great Xmas and New Year
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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