What if this happened in your family

@savypat (20246)
United States
October 12, 2010 1:43pm CST
I am thinking about those families waiting for their men to be brought up to the surface after being trapped in a mine. It's been a long time and I just wonder what are going to say first. Do you think they have practised? Are they just going to grab and hug? Will they cry, smile or laugh. I know I would be in the just hug group. How about you?
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@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
15 Oct 10
I would probably start off with a hug that I would never want to end. I wouldn't want to let go after going that long without seeing someone for that long of a period of time. After the hugging and kissing ended, I would have to ask what was the one thing that the loved one wanted more than anything and I would try to fulfill that wish for them. More than anything though, I would be extremely thankful to see them again.
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@1corner (744)
• Canada
13 Oct 10
Hi savypat, how're you? I'd definitely be hugging and kissing my loved one if that happened to us, just like you see their families do on TV. But I'd make sure first if he's up to it, physically & emotionally. After being trapped for over 2 months down there, he'd need a bit of time to adjust to all the change. Wouldn't want to overwhelm the man, after all.
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
13 Oct 10
Hi savypat, I have been watching this rescue with so much gratitude for today's technology and human compassion. I too would have to be in the hug group if I were there. Thirteen are out safely so far with twenty more to go. I hope that they are in good health both physically and mentally. Blessings.
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@dragon54u (31615)
• United States
13 Oct 10
I would be in the just hug groupe, too. I think anything I may have planned to say would be forgotten in the joy of seeing him. Some moments are too overwhelming for words--all those weeks of worrying, of thinking of everything that could have happened and might still, I would be speechless. I'm so grateful that God has answered so many millions of prayers and delivered these men back to the surface and their loved ones!
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
13 Oct 10
I am watching the rescue as we speak; they have just got the second man out. When the first guy came up there was cheering and to see his little boy run into his arms crying was extremely emotional. There are still 31 men plus 2 rescuers who went down earlier. Here’s praying they will all make it out safely. I am looking forward to the guy who has his wife and his mistress waiting for him, I wonder what he’ll do...
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@GardenGerty (100472)
• United States
13 Oct 10
The only thing I can compare this to personally was when my husband was stationed overseas. I was definitely the just hug group at that time. We did have a lot of talking to make up for, but it was always a crowded situation and so will this be as well, and it will be really hard to make a private conversation or say anything meaningful.
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
12 Oct 10
I would probably run and jump into their arms and cry my head off!!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Oct 10
Grab and hug, possibly followed by witty prepared remark...