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Old 07-19-2008, 09:41 AM
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What a wonderful experience for you and your son Glenn not to mention memories of a lifetime!!!
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Old 07-20-2008, 06:21 PM
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Man can I relate! I wanted to be on the first plane when he told me he was hurting in his legs.. But I listened to Fireball and all of the rest on this wonderful place and I got through it... Trust me the time will come when the phone calls get happier and the sound of his voice will go just about back to normal. that is when you know things are getting better for him.

By the way my son was the one when he was there that got the goodie boxes... He would call home and say hey can you send me.....Then it was I can't talk long we are going to do this or that. I tried to stay a step ahead of what I thought he would need.. Back then it was cough drops.. it was winter and everybody needed cough drops... I sent a box every week and it would have all differnet ones in it.. They started calling him the go to guy. I had to cut him off. ok I want to, but he is my son.... I was weak... Thank god I am not in the army!

By the time he gets home he will look diffrenet and act diffrenet. They really grow up in there. Truth is my son is the apple of my eye... I was proud of him before he went in but I am more proud of him now... He knows what he wants and he has gone after it. I just have to let him fly...
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Old 07-21-2008, 12:23 PM
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It's all true. I just sent mine back to Ft Lewis this morning. (sniff ) The whole time he was here, I just kept thinking, is it really him? When did he learn to talk like that? When did he learn to be helpful like that? When did he grow up? It's the first time in his almost 23 years of life that he was likeable the whole time. People told me the day would come, but I did't believe it. He's off to get ready for a pre-ranger(??) test the first week of August. Sorry if I got the name of the test wrong, I am bad about that. He did PT the whole time he was here, so I know he will do great!

We had a great time when he was here. Hopefully my camera guru will get her pics downloaded soon and I will post a couple.

question...because he has grown up, does that mean I have to???
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Old 07-21-2008, 12:44 PM
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question...because he has grown up, does that mean I have to???

I don't plan on growing up just cuz my kids do, lol..so I would have to say no!!

Good luck to your son!
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Old 07-21-2008, 03:29 PM
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I don't plan on growing up just cuz my kids do, lol..so I would have to say no!!

Good luck to your son!
Sorry ladies... someone has to grow up... If you ask me, that's part of the problem with society now... no one wants to grow up. So you have mom's wanting to be teenagers again themselves. No reason to try and stay young - no matter what we'll eventually regress as we enter nursing homes...
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Old 07-21-2008, 03:36 PM
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Sorry ladies... someone has to grow up... If you ask me, that's part of the problem with society now... no one wants to grow up. So you have mom's wanting to be teenagers again themselves. No reason to try and stay young - no matter what we'll eventually regress as we enter nursing homes...
Nope...I'm not gonna grow up...

Although... I will say that I am a mother to my kids and not their buddy...so I do see where you are going and I agree.
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Nope...I'm not gonna grow up...

Although... I will say that I am a mother to my kids and not their buddy...so I do see where you are going and I agree.
Well, if you never grow up then eventually you'll be a buddy... LOL
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Old 07-21-2008, 03:48 PM
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Well, if you never grow up then eventually you'll be a buddy... LOL
"I don't wanna grow up, I'm a Toys R Us kid..."

actually I don't like Toys R Us, so I guess I am grown up...darn...
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:35 PM
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Fine. I will grow up (actually I already did). I wouldn't want to be a teenager again for anything. However, I refuse to admit my age.
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Old 07-21-2008, 10:42 PM
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I wouldn't want to be a teenager again for anything.
LOL..me either!
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