Requesting Prayers For My Dd...

Lounge By jeking Updated 29 Apr 2009 , 12:36am by KitchenKat

jeking Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 3:01pm
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My daughter was called up for mobilization to Iraq from the Army Reserve and she leaves Ft. Dix today for Ft. Hood. They are scheduled to leave for Iraq around May 10th - 14th.

She is a 21 yo college senior and will have to repeat this semester and complete one more when she returns next year.

I know that many of you have loved ones serving in the Armed Forces and you know of the sacrifices that they make to serve their country. Thanks to all of them... usaribbon.gif

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grannys3angels Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 3:34pm
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My thoughts and prayers are with your DD and your family usaribbon.gif
I pray everynight for God to watch over and keep safe all those who are fighting in the wars.

God Bless and be with your DD, your family & those you love & hold dear to your heart,
Sharon

janelwaters Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 3:37pm
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Saying a prayer for your family and every family that has a loved one overseas protecting us! usaribbon.gif

SpoonfulofSugar Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 3:44pm
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I'll keep your daughter and family in my prayers. I pray for her safety.

JGMB Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 3:44pm
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I absolutely feel for you as you see your dear daughter off. You must be so proud to know that she's making a meaningful difference in the world, but so sad to see her go. I pray for her safety and for your peace of mind during her stay in Iraq. God bless your family.

tiawanna02 Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 3:44pm
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My prayers are definately with you and your family. Tell you DD and her Unit thank you and be safe usaribbon.gif

julzs71 Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 3:46pm
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My heart goes out to you. My husband just left this month. I will definitely put her in my prayers. Do you know what base she is going to?

alvarezmom Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 3:48pm
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My prayers are with you and your entire family.

jeking Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 3:50pm
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Originally Posted by julzs71

My heart goes out to you. My husband just left this month. I will definitely put her in my prayers. Do you know what base she is going to?




Thanks all...yes, she is going to Camp Victory in Baghdad. This is probably one of the safest place she could be going and for that we are very grateful!

anellos Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 3:51pm
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Thoughts and prayers to your daughter and your family...

Also, a heartfelt thank you from our family to yours

aligotmatt Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 3:54pm
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Prayers for you daughter!

Brownie1954 Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 3:54pm
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My thoughts and prayers are with you. We attend a Family Get together this Saturday when we say goodbye to our son. He's a Calvary Scout for the Army National Guard. This is his second tour to Iraq, and he will be gone a year. Can everyone put a prayer in for him too?
God Bless all of our soldiers, and thier families! God Bless America!
Brownie

julzs71 Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 3:58pm
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ah. That is where my husband is also. He also said the same thing about it being the safest.

SugarBakerz Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 3:59pm
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The Lord will put a hedge of protection around her. I know you are scared, any one would be, but she will be in His hands. I will pray for her and would like to adopt her for one of my future rounds of Operation Baking Gals. if you are interested, let me know via PM icon_smile.gif We send boxes of baked goodies to a selected soldier every month... my blog should be in my sig line! God Bless you and your family, and your daughter! God Bless America!!! usaribbon.gifusaribbon.gifusaribbon.gif

Even in the dark of night when all the world's at rest, our faithful men & women choose to stand the test. They keep our freedom free and our loved ones safe from harm, all the while leaning on the Everlasting Arm. usaribbon.gif ~L *Stamz*

majormichel Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 4:00pm
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My prayers are with you and your DD. I must say your avatar picture is very beautiful. Just continue to stay positive and truth in God. There is no need to be afraid, as fear is not of God. He does not put more on us that we cannot handle. God Bless you and your family.

Kim040508 Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 4:13pm
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I do not have a family member in any of the troops, nor do I know anyone. BUT, I am very thankful for the time and dedication they put into our country! It takes a special person to be able to do something of great commitment for all of the rest of us who live here. I would like to thank your daughter and all the rest who are serving. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and all the rest.
THANK YOU TROOPS!!

Kim and Family

ANTNET Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 4:15pm
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Just put her in the lords hands, he has her back, i also have two children
serving our country one in the Army and one in the Air Force and in Nov my last son will be going in the Navy, i truly love be God love them more and he came protect them better that i can. We have a pray box at church box and I will add her name tonight, where they will pray over it every day at 12:00 noon.

jeking Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 4:58pm
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I am so grateful for all of your responses. I placed her in God's hands the day she was born and promised Him to raise her to know Him. I've done my best to keep that promise and I KNOW that He can care for her much better than I can!

I pray everyday that God will put other believers in her path so she can see testimonies of His care.

2txmedics Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 5:09pm
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My Prayers are with you. I know what it feels like to go through this. I have a son in Fort Riley that has been in 9yrs and has done 2 tours in Iraq. I almost lost him once, and I live in fear. As of November 2008 I now also have a daug. in the ARMY...

She is stationed at FORT HOOD as of 3mos ago. Its hard to keep strong, but have faith, if you never practiced it before, now is the time. If you need an ear...Know that Im here.

Good luck!

StaceySouth Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 5:10pm
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I will most definitely add your DD and your family to my prayers. Please tell her and her unit THANK YOU and that I PRAISE GOD for them EVERY DAY!

GayeG Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 5:21pm
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My prayers and thoughts as well as my family's, will be praying for you and yours - please know that she is safe in HIS arms NO matter where she is!! And a huge Thank you to your family for allowing her to go in our place! We honor her and her troop! usaribbon.gif

adunfag Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 5:27pm
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As a former member of the service, I can empathize with you and your daughter. Please know that we are grateful for the sacrifices that you and your daughter are making and you will be in my prayers everyday.

cakefairy03 Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 5:37pm
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My sister is serving her 2nd time in Iraq right now. She is always in our thoughts and prayers. It isn't easy, but she enjoys serving her country and we are all very proud of her.

I will be thinking of your DD and including her in my thoughts as well. And best wishes for a safe return!

jeking Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 6:09pm
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Originally Posted by cakefairy03

My sister is serving her 2nd time in Iraq right now. She is always in our thoughts and prayers. It isn't easy, but she enjoys serving her country and we are all very proud of her.

I will be thinking of your DD and including her in my thoughts as well. And best wishes for a safe return!




Fairy...I'll do the same for your sister. Know that she will be surrounded with prayer everyday!

DebBTX Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 6:41pm
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My husband came off active duty some years ago. I love military service members and their families.

Quite some time back I read a book written by a Navy Chaplain, Lt. Carey H. Cash, who was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. The title is, A Table in the Presence. It is based on Ps. 23:5, You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.."

The timing for the events would have been approx. 6 years ago when the battles were fierce.
The book cover says, "The dramatic account of how a U.S. Marine Battalion experienced God's presence amidst the chaos of the war in Iraq."
This book chronicles:
The spiritual revival that took place, and how the troops felt and found God, even in the presence of their enemies.
God's protection of the U.S. troops.

Oliver North said it was "a must-read for those who want to understand the war we are in and the warriors who are defending us."

-Debbie B.

jeking Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 7:47pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DebBTX

My husband came off active duty some years ago. I love military service members and their families.

Quite some time back I read a book written by a Navy Chaplain, Lt. Carey H. Cash, who was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. The title is, A Table in the Presence. It is based on Ps. 23:5, You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.."

The timing for the events would have been approx. 6 years ago when the battles were fierce.
The book cover says, "The dramatic account of how a U.S. Marine Battalion experienced God's presence amidst the chaos of the war in Iraq."
This book chronicles:
The spiritual revival that took place, and how the troops felt and found God, even in the presence of their enemies.
God's protection of the U.S. troops.

Oliver North said it was "a must-read for those who want to understand the war we are in and the warriors who are defending us."

-Debbie B.





Thank you, Debbie. I just ordered this book off Amazon.

bennett5 Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 8:27pm
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jeking, my thoughts and lots of prayers are with you and yours. My husbnd has served 2 tours in Afghnistan and even w/the knowledge that this was the safer of the 2 places to be I ultimately suffered a nervous breakdown and had to seak counceling some time after he had gone .You see, I usually do very well with the help of my 3 girls when he's gone(2 Korea Tours in his 20 yrs. of service and lots of schools, TDY and so on) but this was very different. Stay strong for her and keep your mind and hands busy while shes away. This is a great time for lots of cookie baking, it keeps you busy and makes her very popular with her fellow soldiers! usaribbon.gifusaribbon.gifusaribbon.gif

jeking Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 10:52pm
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I'm so sorry this happened to you. Yep...we've been through basic training when she had just turned 18 (by a week), then a loooong AT...about 9 months...and several schools already. I'm usually pretty good as long as I can talk to her on the phone.

We've set up Skype on all of our computers with webcams so we can talk and see her too!

I know you are proud of your husband and we thank him for his service. usaribbon.gif

sugarshack Posted 28 Apr 2009 , 11:08pm
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Praying for you, your family, and all that serve. God bless you all for the sacrifices you make.

KitchenKat Posted 29 Apr 2009 , 12:36am
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God bless you and all the families with loved ones who selflessly serve the US. God bless your daughter and all other daughters, sons, husbands, fathers and mothers who put their lives on the line.

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