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We interrupt this regularly scheduled blog post for outbursts of extreme joy and jubilation. Time stops and starts again right here, the clock is ticking…

I opened an email from Hanni and read her flight itinerary for arrival next Tuesday at roughly 9am. This is my child  I have not seen, face to face, have not touched, hugged/held in almost two years. I don’t know what it is like to have a child in the armed forces, to not see them and know they are always in harm’s way for months. I know I view the world as a war zone when it comes to my children, particularly when they are a continent away.

We talk, there are pictures shared and social media updates. I want to hold her, I want to gaze into her face. In a world of staying in touch, I am always left feeling wanting.

Here’s to joy and being forever a mother!

_DSC0297 _DSC0303 DSC_4377These photos are from June of 2013. New memories (Momeries??) about to be made!!

16 comments on “Joy

  1. Doppleganger says:

    YAHOO!!!! Kiss my God-daughter, send LOTS of photos!

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    1. So Excited, Steph. she is exploring possibilities of coming back permanently!!


  2. Enjoy your time together. A perfect Mother’s Day gift.

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    1. Thanks Joyce. I couldn’t ask for anything more!!


  3. fwsarge says:

    There’s nothing like having your child home after a long absence. Enjoy and savor it!

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    1. Thanks Fred. I haven’t been this excited in a long time. I will savor every second, and no doubt photograph and blog about it!! 🙂


  4. Touring NH says:

    Yea!!!! I know it will be a wonderful visit!

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    1. Thanks Laura. I am doing everything in my power to convince her to make the move permanent!


    2. Thanks Laura, I will do everything in my poser to convince her to make the move permanent!


  5. susanne Skinner says:

    I have a son in the military. A piece of my heart is always deployed.

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    1. Susanne, my situation is not even close to yours. Thank you to your son for his service and to you for yours. You are in my thoughts. Being a Mother is the most rewarding and heartbreaking position.


  6. My son is in the Air Force and if I’m very lucky I get to see him twice a year, so I know how you feel.

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    1. She is this person that I just want to sit and marvel at for the first 24 hours. I’m glad I’m not alone in how I feel. Thank you.


  7. Nolsie says:

    Good for both of you, enjoy your time together! You deserve it.

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    1. Thank you Mark. I am counting down and so looking forward to having this time with her.

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  8. Marie Keates says:

    How exciting. It’s hard to be separated from your children but we have to let them fly I guess. Although my boys all live nearby, life often means I don’t see the eldest two as much as I’d like. The youngest one, CJ, I see rather more of than is healthy at times. At the weekend they plotted with Commando to surprise me with a birthday meal. It was wonderful to have all my men in one room and spend time with them and the best present I could have ever wanted.


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