Tracy is home

United States
November 24, 2008 1:19pm CST
Hello to all of my special mylot friends. I wanted to take a moment and let everyone know that I got to hug Tracy yesterday for the first time in over 9 months. There plane landed tueday morning but we didn't get to see him till yesterday. The town put on a great celebration for there return with police escorts and hundreds of towns people lining the streets as there bus pulled into the armory. Lots of hugs and tears and cheers and pats on the back. I so do aplogize for my sporadic time on here but this has been and especially strange years with both boys deployed one in Iraq the other with our state Task force One for the hurricans. 2 eye surgeries and as with all of you the extra worry about keeping jobs and home in this crazy mixed up world we now live in. Seem that my life just kept turning around and spinning for this last year. Sure do hope next year levels out some. I do want to take a moment and tell all of my friends that I hope and pray you are doing ok with all of the horrible things going on in our country. I pray you keep your jobs and home and that we all are strong through out this crisis. I know it is getting harder to be thankful but we must not loose sight of what blessings we do have, family, friends like all of you, our church families and so forth. When it comes down to it the government can not take away our love for each other. God bless each and everyone of you and a great BIG thank you for all of your support this year. Hopefully I will be able to be there for you a little more this next year. Happy thanksgiving to you all and I am very thankful for all of you. HE IS HOME AND SAFE AND I GOT A GREAT BIG GRIN AND HUG. HOW GREAT IS THAT Hugs to all.
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12 responses
@AmbiePam (49886)
• United States
24 Nov 08
I am so glad to hear he came home okay! I don't know who was happier, you or him! I hope you guys have a wonderful time catching up over the holidays and beyond.
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• United States
24 Nov 08
I think it is a real toss up as to who is the happiest, but I can sure tell you who needed a bath the most. hahaha. Said he was ready for a bath in his own tub.
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@carolscash (9500)
• United States
24 Nov 08
I am so glad to know that your son is home and is fine and safe! God blessed your family and protected him from harm. I am sure that the first hug when he got back was one of the best you have ever gotten. Let him know that we are all proud of him and glad that he is home.
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• United States
24 Nov 08
First hugs are one of God's greatest gifts. Thanks so much. Hugs
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
24 Nov 08
Welcome back BlueStarMom, I have missed you and happy to hear that you got to see your son..Though my son is not in the military, by choice of his, I have not seen him probably for about a year now and can only imagine the joy of seeing your son again, after such a long absense..I pray that you too have a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING and G♥d Bless you..:)
• United States
24 Nov 08
Thank you so much and I have missed all of you. Will try to do better this year. Big hugs.
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@anniepa (27238)
• United States
24 Nov 08
Hon, that's so wonderful, I'm so happy for you and for him! My two nephews who were in Afghanistan are also finally safely home. We all have to remember our blessings this Thanksgiving no matter what else we may be going through right now. Having our loved ones safely away from the wars is the greatest thing of all to give thanks for! Annie
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@anniepa (27238)
• United States
25 Nov 08
The exclamation point automatically comes up there after you rate someone, so you didn't do a thing wrong. Thanks for the "+"! I gave you some, too. Annie
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• United States
25 Nov 08
Big huggers to you! So glad that Tracy is home at last. Life is busy. If we keep going through all the hardships and the ups and downs it gets easier. Best wishes to you.
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• United States
30 Nov 08
Thanks so much EB, hope you and yours have a good holiday to. Big huggers right back at you.
@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
25 Nov 08
I'm not on here too much either with work and all. But I am very thankful that I do have a job when so many don't have a job to go to. I saw your discussion in my inbox email and had to look to see if Tracy had made it home. I am so happy for you, nothing like having your children close by no matter how old they are. I try to find something everyday to be thankful for even in the smallest of things. I have a job that I get to go to, I have a roof over my head. Those are two big things to be thankful for everyday. In this economic crisis this country is currently in we have to be grateful in everything. Happy Thanksgiving to You and Yours.
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• United States
30 Nov 08
Hi terry and thank you so much for your well wishes. I too thank God often for all of the blessings he has given us and try not to get ahead of myself with the worries. Tracy being in Iraq took precedents over the world and economy. I realize that there isn't much we can do but sit back and wait and see if the government is going to bail out us peons as much as they have the corporations and banks. If they wouldn't make the taxpayers pay for the bailouts we might have been able to take care of ourselves and not need there help. Love and Hugs.
• United States
25 Nov 08
well i am glad tracy made it home safe. as for the job thing i got laid off for 2 weeks.
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• United States
30 Nov 08
Thanks Chrissy, sorry about the job. We live day to day for fear of Bob loosing his. God just keeps blessing us and I have left it up to him. He will see us through and if you put your faith in him he will lead you through to . God bless and hugs to you.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
25 Nov 08
It is very nice to hear from you. I wish the best for you also. I hope that you have a very nice Thanksgiving too. Hugs back to you and thanks for letting us know.
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• United States
30 Nov 08
Thanks Steph, was really good to have him a Thanksgiving Table. He stuffed himself just like a turkey. hehehe
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
24 Nov 08
Wow! What a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas present all rolled into one!! Woo Hoo! My kids from New York are coming for Christmas....and that is my very very special Christmas present! I am so excited! Have a very Blessed Thanksgiving!
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• United States
24 Nov 08
I am so happy for you. Christmas should be a real blast for us both. We both have something wonderful to celebrate. Have fun and enjoy. I know I will. Hugs
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@deedeehall (1144)
• United States
28 Nov 08
hi i think you are a great mom i have triplet boys and may greatest fear but greatest honor is that they will serve one day.i am afraid for them and dont want them to hurt in any way.what you must of felt as a mom to have your young men away like that.rite now all three of mine want to be police officers in our town i think this would make me feel better if they would stay close.god bless you for being strong i am happy tracy made it home safe.
• United States
30 Nov 08
Thanks DeeDee, my hats off to you for dealing with triplet boys. God must think you are pretty special to intrust you with something that precious. My younger son is a full time firefighter and believe me I worry about him just as much. Good moms just have to say lots of prayers for their protections. Hugs to you and give those 3 little bunches of joy a hug for me.
• United States
25 Nov 08
good to hear
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• United States
30 Nov 08
Thank you so much for your response. Hugs
@jb_vete (323)
• Philippines
25 Nov 08
God Bless You Too Bluestar! I sense the joy in your heart and i'm glad you have come to feel that for a so long. I wish you happiness and continue to transcend that to the people around you. Keep smilling and happy mylotting...
• United States
30 Nov 08
Thank you and God bless you to.