Interstellar Adventures

April 30, 2007

Send Prayers

Filed under: Family & Friends — by InterstellarLass @ 11:03 pm

I got a call from my mom tonight. In two weeks, we’re going to Missouri for a send off. My cousin is going to Iraq. We’ve known it was a possibility for some time. He joined the Marines two years ago. Between boot camp and additional training classes, we’ve known for some time that it was pretty much any day now when he’d be deployed.

He’s my aunt’s only child. She was a single mom from the time he was a baby until he was 12. She sacrificed a lot for him, making ends meet, just barely. He is her world.

I know that families sacrifice the same every day – sending sons and daughters, sisters and brothers, husbands and wives, mothers and fathers. You know it’s hard. But you don’t know just how hard until it hits home. I’m scared for him and my aunt, for my family.

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10 Comments »

  1. Brings no comfort but I know this feeling…
    We have someone in Afganistan… and six of the people he went over with were killed last week…
    Such an extreme sacrifice…
    I will be thinking of your family…

    It truly is a great sacrifice for anyone that has lost someone. Thank you for your thoughts.

    ~IL

    Comment by Pendullum — May 1, 2007 @ 6:10 am |Reply

  2. very very scary. My thoughts are with you all

    Thanks. I know we’re not the first ones to go through this, but it’s the first time we’ve had a family member in a war zone since Korea.

    ~IL

    Comment by Sparky Duck — May 1, 2007 @ 6:45 am |Reply

  3. Wow, best wishes to him and everyone in the family. It does hit home (and the whole time he is deployed you will be just a little more in tune to newscasts and such when they mention goings-on over there)

    Many of my co-workers have kids or family over in the region, we’ve been fortunate so far to not lose anyone. My kids both want to join the army to fight “the bad guy in the desert” so I’m really hoping they can wrap up this little accomplished mission before they are old enough to go – they don’t have enough common sense to duck incoming fire (having played ratchet and clank too much, they are pretty sure you can just hit “reset” and go again)

    And the saddest part is so many of them are just kids. I hope they all continue to stay safe and well.

    ~IL

    Comment by ben — May 1, 2007 @ 8:01 am |Reply

  4. Sending you lots and lots of prayers. This is so scary!

    I’ll take as many as I can get!

    ~IL

    Comment by nancy — May 1, 2007 @ 9:53 am |Reply

  5. Oh, that’s hard. I will send good vibes his way.

    Thank you!

    ~IL

    Comment by raehan — May 1, 2007 @ 10:26 am |Reply

  6. I can’t fully understand since I don’t have a child. I had family and NittanyBri was there but that was before I knew him. It’s got to be very scary. Hopefully the withdrawl will start Oct. 1 and this silliness can end. Much hope and prayers going your way.

    Thanks Carn. I know that he’s not the only one in danger. All our soldiers matter, and I hope they all come home soon.

    ~IL

    Comment by carnealian — May 1, 2007 @ 11:17 am |Reply

  7. My thoughts are definitely with you.

    They are much appreciated.

    ~IL

    Comment by Optimist Under Siege — May 1, 2007 @ 2:55 pm |Reply

  8. My hubby was over there. He’ll probably go back, too. It’s hard, worrisome and stressful – but he’s a Marine. The core of every Marine consists of endurance and preserverence.

    Prayers and hugs, I know how you feel!
    xox

    They are very special people. I’m proud of them all.

    ~IL

    Comment by Leanne — May 2, 2007 @ 6:00 am |Reply

  9. Oh, I’m sending you and your family big hugs. {hug}

    Thanks again. It means a lot.

    ~IL

    Comment by Gypsy — May 2, 2007 @ 2:04 pm |Reply

  10. Hey Lass,
    I can understand totally that you’re scared for him. I am too. I’m scared for anyone who has to go off to a war. He definitely has my prayers.

    Love,
    Annie

    Thanks for your thoughts. It seems that know what knows what is right…we’re damned if we stay, we’re damned if we leave. Nice Catch22 GB got us into.

    ~IL

    Comment by writerchick — May 2, 2007 @ 8:30 pm |Reply


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