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Sweet Anticipation ^ | 07/06/2010 | Jan Nash

Posted on 07/06/2010 7:53:30 AM PDT by Patriot1259

une 28, 2010 was a sad day for me. My dear son returned to Afghanistan after a 15 day leave. Jeremy, his wife Casey, and their sons, Logan and Ryder, filled every day of his two week sabbatical with memorable summer fun. Two sun burned beach days, four fun-filled days at Disney, and three cook-your-favorite dinner nights. But like everything else in life, it came to an end. The airport goodbyes were flooded with tears and heavy hearts, so I hear. So how can I sprinkle some sunshine on this downer day? Jeremy’s homecoming, now that’s something to get excited about. Four short months from now, he will be returning home for good. Ahh, the taste of sweet anticipation can cleanse this bitter pallet.

Two years ago, Jeremy returned from Iraq, and I was privileged to be there. I can hardly wait for the do-over in November....

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TOPICS: Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; mother; soldier; troops

1 posted on 07/06/2010 7:53:33 AM PDT by Patriot1259
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To: Patriot1259

When my son got his predeployment leave before shipping off for his first tour in Afghanistan, it was pretty close to what Jan describes. But there was a difference.

Toward the end of his time with us, you could tell he was starting to climb the walls, wanting to get going with his mission.

Overjoyed to see him home. But also happy to see him embark upon his tour. It’s what he was bound and determined to do.

These days, we speak with him occasionally, when he can get to a phone. As much as he describes the brutal conditions with 120+ heat and the primative conditions, he still says he’s actually happy to be there.

Maybe he’ll change his mind before he the end of his tour in 5 months, but in the meantime, I’ve got to admire his dedication and tenacity.

Godspeed, son.

2 posted on 07/06/2010 8:24:29 AM PDT by Tigerized (
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To: Tigerized
Godspeed, son.


3 posted on 07/06/2010 4:24:41 PM PDT by bootless (Never Forget. Never Again. (
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