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A personal message from Ducksafloat

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Chief Bottle Washer
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Posted: December 14, 2005, 11:43 pm - IP Logged

Ducksafloat has asked me to post a message on her behalf, that she may not be participating in the forums at the same rate she has been. 

Ducksafloat's eldest son was recently informed that he will be going to Iraq in 3 weeks.  He is 27, and has a 4-year-old daughter (turning 5 just 2 days before he leaves). 

Although her son is proud to serve in Iraq, Duckafloat is worried sick about him, as any mother in her situation would be.  Making matters heavier on her mind is the fact that her friend lost her son in Iraq last year.

Ducksafloat, I will keep you and your son in my prayers for strength and a safe return.  I know that your family here at Lottery Post feels the same, and anyone who would like to share their support, please feel free to do so. 

There is a very positive force created by people who care for one another, and I hope you can take comfort in that.

 

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    Posted: December 14, 2005, 11:46 pm - IP Logged

    god speed and a safe return home.  Blue Angel

    love to nibble those micey feet.

     

                                 

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      Posted: December 15, 2005, 12:39 am - IP Logged

      Ducksafloat has asked me to post a message on her behalf, that she may not be participating in the forums at the same rate she has been. 

      Ducksafloat's eldest son was recently informed that he will be going to Iraq in 3 weeks.  He is 27, and has a 4-year-old daughter (turning 5 just 2 days before he leaves). 

      Although her son is proud to serve in Iraq, Duckafloat is worried sick about him, as any mother in her situation would be.  Making matters heavier on her mind is the fact that her friend lost her son in Iraq last year.

      Ducksafloat, I will keep you and your son in my prayers for strength and a safe return.  I know that your family here at Lottery Post feels the same, and anyone who would like to share their support, please feel free to do so. 

      There is a very positive force created by people who care for one another, and I hope you can take comfort in that.

      Amen. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Keep strong Faith, and all shall be fine.


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        Posted: December 15, 2005, 12:53 am - IP Logged

        A salute to a war time soldier!!

        Show this to your son, WHEN HE COMES BACK HOME.

        No other creature in the universe can boast of the gift given to it, save man.

        Happy Holidays, Ducksafloat.

           

             

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          Posted: December 15, 2005, 1:35 am - IP Logged

          My prayers go out to your son Duckafloat and all others that are in Iraq.

          I have a couple of people in my family in Iraq and they always tell me when I talk to them that they are happy to be serving their country.

          Powerplayer

          Good luck to everyone!!!

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            Posted: December 15, 2005, 2:30 am - IP Logged

            god speed and a safe return home.  Blue Angel

            Well said......My prayers for a safe return home...Bob Patriotbg

            Thanks Todd,  for relaying that messge...

             

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              Posted: December 15, 2005, 7:19 am - IP Logged

               

              Ducksafloat - You and your son will be in my daily prayers for a safe return home...

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                Posted: December 15, 2005, 7:54 am - IP Logged

                The War that was long ago considered a "victory" by Bush should end soon.  I am sure your son will be one of the fortunate that returns safe and sound.

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                  Posted: December 15, 2005, 8:49 am - IP Logged

                  May God be with you and your son in Iraq and we are all praying for a safe return home.

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                    Posted: December 15, 2005, 9:01 am - IP Logged

                    My sincere prayers are for your son and all who serve in the military for safe and whole return home to their families.  Blue Angel

                    Good luck to everyone!

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                      Posted: December 15, 2005, 11:00 am - IP Logged

                      To Ducksafloat:

                      No mention is made of your son's branch of service or MOS, but take heart! Have confidence in your son and the men and women with whom he'll serve. They are all well-trained, well-fed, and well-equipped, and they'll look out for each other. Also, for the first time in U.S. history, all allied field leaders in this conflict must be experienced veterans, so he's in very good hands.

                      Military service in a war zone is nothing to look forward to, but the vast majority who serve there will never see combat. Unless your son is Airborne, Infantry, EOD or special forces, it's likely he is part of a support detachment - replacements for support units returning home now following their first tour. While this assignment is a tough pill to swallow during the holiday season, next Christmas will be the best and most memorable one you and your family have ever had. 

                      A mother can't help worrying about her son, but please take comfort in the knowledge that he couldn't be better prepared for the task he now faces. He'll serve with people who are just as sharp, dedicated and well-trained as he is, and they'll see to it that your granddaughter's daddy comes home safely. 

                      Before long, you'll be meeting some of those people through the letters your son sends home, and those letters will become a great source of comfort to you during his absence. Of course your son will be in the thoughts and prayers of all of us here at LP.com; after all, we're your family, too. However, I do hope you'll check in with us now and then to let us know how he's getting along.

                      I'll close this post with the following lyrics, which I hope will bring you some peace...

                      Be Not Afraid....

                      You shall cross the barren desert,
                      but you shall not die of thirst.
                      You shall wander far in safety,
                      though you do not know the way.

                      You shall speak your words in foreign lands,
                      and all will understand,
                      You shall see the face of God and live.

                      Be not afraid,
                      I go before you always,
                      Come follow Me,
                      and I shall give you rest.

                      If you pass through raging waters
                      in the sea, you shall not drown.
                      If you walk amidst the burning flames,
                      you shall not be harmed.

                      If you stand before the pow’r of hell
                      and death is at your side,
                      know that I am with you, through it all

                      Be not afraid,
                      I go before you always,
                      Come follow Me,
                      and I shall give you rest.

                      Blessed are your poor,
                      for the Kingdom shall be theirs.
                      Blest are you that weep and mourn,
                      for one day you shall laugh.

                      And if wicked men insult and hate you,
                      all because of Me,
                      blessed, blessed are you!

                      Be not afraid,
                      I go before you always,
                      Come follow Me,
                      and I shall give you rest.

                      lyrics written by Bob Dufford, S.J.

                      Come, Pinky; we must prepare for tomorrow night...

                      Jim

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                        Posted: December 15, 2005, 11:18 am - IP Logged

                        May God watch over your son and keep him safe!

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                          Posted: December 15, 2005, 12:01 pm - IP Logged

                          I am praying for your son, Duckafloat, and all others that are in Iraq now. 

                          L ttaL   T

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                            Posted: December 15, 2005, 4:22 pm - IP Logged

                            My thoughts and prayers go with your son and your family.

                            Quando Porca Volare!

                            drunk hobbit

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                              Posted: December 15, 2005, 4:23 pm - IP Logged

                              god speed and a safe return home.  Blue Angel

                              I Agree!

                              I pray for his safe and quick return home!