Missing our children

Marg - posted on 03/05/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Hi
I am the proud mother of a CF Airforce serviceman. He is our only child and despite what I've been told...time has not made his absence easier to bear. I myself, served in our forces when I was young so one would think I should be dealing with this better than I am. The sadness and worry that a military wife and mother suffers, is unique in itself and I'd like to know if others have experienced the same difficulty in finding a good friend who truly understands. I'd love to hear from anyone who is missing a loved one in the service and appreciate your input and personal story. Thank you so much.

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Sarah - posted on 03/06/2014

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I am not missing a loved one but I just wanted to say you said you were in the army. I have a great deal of respect to women who are or in the army because I would never be brave enough to be in it myself. So I admire your service to our country and your sons! Tell your son someone from the internet appreciates his work for our country!

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Sarah - posted on 03/06/2014

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Thanks I never thought replying like that would make me brave. I mean I could serve my country because I am not afraid to use a gun(only if I have to) but I am a mother of 6 so I could not do that. Tell your son you give him all your love and that when you come home it should be a suprise(in my opinion suprises are more emotional and lovely). Thanks for telling me I am brave!

Marg - posted on 03/06/2014

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Dear Sarah...
I never expected a reply such as this. What a lovely surprise and from gage bottom of my heart...thank you very much.
I served a few years in Canadian Airforce and despite some difficult times ...I wouldn't have done anything else. You said you feel you're not brave enough, but your response to my post, speaks volumes and tells me you've got heart and respect for your country. That's all it takes. Your heart is what gives you strength and determination to do anything.
Fast forward to now...I find myself on the other side of the fence and my son is serving. As much as I would love for him to be near, I could never ask him to give up his job at the expense of his happiness . When I hear from him, I will certainly pass on your kind words and support. It will mean a lot to him as it does me now. I'm not sure if you are a mother, but if so...hug your child a little bit longer.

Again, I am so grateful Sarah for your response and hope to hear from you again. Take care and know that you're a lot braver than you think.
Marg

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