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Posted: December 15, 2005, 9:49 pm - IP Logged

Ducksafloat, Your family and your son are in my prayers. May God bless him and keep him safe in this time of need.  US Flag

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    Posted: December 15, 2005, 10:41 pm - IP Logged

    My prayers are with you and your family..


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      Posted: December 15, 2005, 10:59 pm - IP Logged

      i'm praying for you and your son ducksfloat.may god bless him.....

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        Posted: December 16, 2005, 10:01 am - IP Logged

        From one mom to another, I am aware there really are no words that can comfort you at this moment, I have three sons and this has always been a great fear of mine.I can say with 100% certainty, that GODS strentgh comes at the moment you need it most, I have seen this over and over in my own life, just when we think we are going to lose it this peace that is overwhelming embraces us, My prayer is for GOD to wrap his hand of protection around all of our young men and women, while they are there and touch the nessacary hearts needed to bring them all back home. My oldest was a marine ,out now for a knee injury, and he has assured me the training they recieve is for times such as this, May GOD give you all you need at this time, and I will ,along with many others ,pray for his safety. GOD bless us all.

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          Posted: December 16, 2005, 10:25 am - IP Logged

          Everyone should light a candle in there front window and leave it there till we are out of Iraq.

           My prayers are with you also.

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            Posted: December 16, 2005, 12:36 pm - IP Logged

            I really cannot add to any of the replies to this thread, Ducksafloat. My heart and soul agrees with all of them. Let your son know that his safe, sound and quick return is of the utmost priority to all of us here at LP.

            As Red Skelton used to say in closing, "May God Bless".

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              Posted: December 16, 2005, 10:27 pm - IP Logged

              Ducksafloat, your son and everyone of our servicemen in Iraq are in my prayers every day.  May the Lord bring him home safe to you.

              Sandy

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                Posted: December 18, 2005, 9:01 am - IP Logged

                I really cannot add to any of the replies to this thread, Ducksafloat. My heart and soul agrees with all of them. Let your son know that his safe, sound and quick return is of the utmost priority to all of us here at LP.

                As Red Skelton used to say in closing, "May God Bless".

                I Agree!Blessings to you and your FamilyUS Flag

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                  Posted: December 19, 2005, 7:49 pm - IP Logged

                  To all of you,

                  Thank you ever-so much for your expressions of compassions.  I am overwhelmed to say the least at the very thought that I may never see your faces, but clearly I see your hearts.  Thank You All!

                  I haven't had once night of sound sleep since my son, Dezmond gave me the news of his exodus.  I have awakened every night in fright and going straight to CNN, seems like I just couldn't get enough of it.  It got so bad that I began to have chest pains and I knew that I needed to calm down.  The only things that really calms me is talking to God and that is exactly what I did.  I told God to make me as brave as he'd made my son.  A couple of days passed and I thought I should try getting out of the house and turn off CNN and give God an opportunity to talk back.  Today, that is just what happened.  As I pulled into the parking lot of a local store I saw a soldier walking pass me and my heart began to flutter, "What can I say to him, I needed to say something but what in the name of God do I say?"  God said, "Tell him you are the mother of a soldier!"  I yelled out, "Hey Soldier, I am the mother of a soldier!"  He stopped instantly and saluted me!  I could only stand there stunned and tears began to flow.  He tapped on the window of his car and another Soldier stepped out.  Together they walked towards me.  They comforted me!  A proudness fell upon me and the crying just stopped.  We talked in 27degrees about the war.  One Soldier said, he'd already been there and would return after the holidays.  The other Soldier said, He was going on Christmas Eve.  They both told me not to worry.  Not to look at CNN and to have faith.  This was a very overwhelming expierence for me.  One Soldier said that when he first went over, they slept in the desert but before he left they were in a building where they could email home regularly.  He told me of the schools, shelters, hospitals and clinics that had been built and continued to tell me of all these great things that our troops had done that I didn't hear much about in the news. 

                  How selfish of me is all I could think, to want my son right here in my view.  It was in that moment that I understood and realized the creed of a Soldier and what it really means to be the mother of a soldier.  You see, from a child at about age 3-4, my eldest son's favorite toys had always been toy Soldiers.  He just wasn't my son, he was the son of "America"  to top all that, I recieved such a feeling of bravery and knew then that God had me at the right place at the right time to become encouraged.  Then I come to the "Lottery Post" to share this information with Todd, only to find this most encouraging thread, as I read through, what stood out was the comment that Todd wrote,  "There is a very positive force created by people who care for one another, and I hope you can take comfort in that."

                  I can tell you two things and one is that I am so proud that I am the "Mother of a Soldier" and the second is I am so proud to be a member at "The Lottery Post"  there are no words to thank the lot of you for your kindness.  I don't know how to express the emotions that I feel at this moment other than I am overwhelmed in a good way.  Thank you all so very much. 

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                    Posted: December 19, 2005, 8:43 pm - IP Logged

                    What a wonderful message -- thank you so much for sharing that story!  America's soldiers are really special people.  I think that's because it takes a very bighearted person to volunteer to be one of the true patriots for this country, and the actions you described are just the type of people they are.  It's in their character.

                    I agree with the soldier who said to turn off CNN.  They have an axe to grind with the entire war, so if you view their coverage every day, you could not help but get depressed.  They report nothing but bad news.  Never the other 95% of the news, which is tremendously good.

                    On the other hand, as the mother of a fine soldier, you will take great delight in watching any of the reports by Colonel Oliver North on Fox News.  He is the soldiers' best friend, and he often points out all the great things happening over there.  Here is often on the Fox and Friends morning show, especially when he is visiting the troops in Iraq.

                    Take care!

                     

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                      Posted: December 19, 2005, 9:30 pm - IP Logged

                      Ducksafloat,

                        I'm a VietNam vet and I think I know what you are feeling at this time, after seeing what my mother went through when I was shipped overseas. She was very proud as you are, and a very strong believer in prayer. My prayers go out to your son for his safe return home.

                        Prayers can move mountains and I hope and pray it will again. Stay positive, but above all "Stay Proud".    May these prayers help keep you strong . 

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                        Posted: December 29, 2005, 7:13 am - IP Logged

                        Hello Everyone,

                        Again, thank you ever-so much!  I pray that your Christmas was as great as mine.  And yes, Maddog, all your prayers carry me to this day.  I will watch for Oliver North, Todd, and no more CNN!  

                        My son said, to me last night, "Mom, go back to the Lottery Post and  post you a few numbers.  I know you enjoy it and that would make me happy!"  So today I am gonna do as he suggest. 

                        I am so glad that this is a place not only for the numbers but where great friendships are built.  I am sooooo moved by the lot of you!  Thank You! 

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                          Posted: December 29, 2005, 9:56 am - IP Logged

                          Ducksafloat,

                           What a special message from God to you through the two soldiers. Whenever I see any of our young men and women in uniform out somewhere I always cry, Our country is very fortunate to have them, and they are all someones children, I know God shared your pain because of his son, he understands all of our fears and feelings, He will continue his work in all of our lives until his return.  Miss Bee

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                            Posted: December 29, 2005, 9:16 pm - IP Logged

                            US FlagMay God bless you and your family. I wish your son a speedy safe return from Iraq.

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                              Posted: December 29, 2005, 9:42 pm - IP Logged

                              God bless you and may he speed your son home to you safe and sound.

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