These are 2 people I admire very much.

@MOMMASAM (1004)
United States
July 24, 2008 11:11pm CST
I very much admire, respect, and love my daughter and her husband. They got married at 19 when ed was stationed in hawaii. He is a marine. Suni is studying to be an elementary school teacher. Both kids were raised by single moms. They've known each other since 9th grade, but never dated. we're just friends, mom ! Some family members felt 19 was way too young to get married. i have been married and divorced twice myself. i made sure to talk with her about marriage and responsibility...how important it is when you gave your word and love to someone. i'm sure they would agree there have been only two difficult times for them. the first year, living in hawaii and so far from home. as usual, ed had weeks and even months that he was gone. suni had to accept the head of the household while he was away. the second time was 3 years ago, ed volunteered to go to iraq. that was the longest year! they are very strong together and very happily married. both are 30 now. ed is career and they will relocate again in 2 years. which will be about the time suni finishes college. i truly think of ed more as my son, than a son-in-law. i am truly blessed to have these two in my family.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
31 Jul 08
I can see you in Suni! Beautiful girl. Got her mom's hair the lucky thing! ROFL Well! Now I know so much more about you! And you know what? I think THEY are blessed to have YOU in THEIR life. My best wishes for continued happiness for ALL of you!
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@MOMMASAM (1004)
• United States
1 Aug 08
aw, that was so sweet of you ! she's a good kid. i'm very proud of her. and, of ed, too. suni has my curly hair, yes. but, her dad had it too. so her's is much curlier than mine. my dad had curly hair my mom poker straight. i just love it curly hair !
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
1 Aug 08
The only place you'll find naturally curly hair on me is in the pelvic zone. lol And as I age, it get's straighter and longer and more sparse! ROFL
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• United States
10 Aug 08
They are a very lovely couple... I can see why your so proud of them! I too am so proud of both of my sons. They are both very good at what they do for a living and very hard workers. I am also proud of my future daughter in law. She has worked so hard to get her degree's.
@MOMMASAM (1004)
• United States
13 Sep 08
thank you for the compliment, louise. i think it's wonderful that you are not only proud of your sons for their life's accomplishments...but also for having chosen a future DIL whom you already admire. hehe, you are special and i'm sure he picked one for himself just like MOM !
@SheliaLee (2738)
• United States
1 Aug 08
This is wonderful Sam!!! I know you are filled with joy and pride and you have every right to be. :) My daughter has been dating a young man for five months now and I don't think it is a matter of if but when they will get married. In fact, he has already told her and myself that I will make a good mother-in-law LOL!! I have had more talks with my daughter since she and Mark have been dating than we ever had. He is older than her by 17 years but it has helped her greatly when maturing. I already feel like Mark is part of our family also. I hope that I have given Amanda the same good advice that you gave your daughter and that when they get married they will be as happy as your daughter and son-in-law are. God Bless and Hugs!! SheliaLee
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@MOMMASAM (1004)
• United States
13 Sep 08
what a sweetie you are ! yes, i can see where you are proud, too. isn't it wonderful when you can share and talk and feel part of their life at different stages? that's proof to me of what a good job you did !
@shelly43 (1197)
• Australia
27 Jul 08
thats is wonderful and i can see you are the proud mumma.. i hope they are forever happy and can stand up and stay together through all that is thrown their way, they are doing a great job keeping the love and strenth together even when they are apart .. you are very lucky sweetie enjoy them .. hugssssssssssss
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@MOMMASAM (1004)
• United States
28 Jul 08
they are a great joy for me. both of them. she has really learned from my mistakes ! and being a military wife is very hard. she makes as many sacrifices as ed does. thanks for responding !