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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

My Grandson Coming Back from Iraq!

Oh, my gawd! Just heard that my grandson will be home by Feb. 7 or 8. He's out of Iraq now and will be heading home from Kuwait for his home base in Colorado! It's funny, because the yellow bracelet I was wearing for all our troops fell off this week. I was devastated because I couldn't find it. Looked under the bed, and in the car, and in the bottom of the pool. Then a friend reminded me that if it had any magic, it had fallen off because it wasn't needed any more. A nice philosophy, huh?

Kept me from worrying for a minute.

But now I'm going to get another one when I go to the base here in Southern California. This one will be specifically for all our other troops still waiting for those "come home" orders.

In the meantime, don't forget that there is a list that will help you do some nice little thing for our soldiers at no cost--or little cost. It's on this very blog. Scroll. Poke around a bit. And send me your suggestions for other resources if you have any!


Carolyn Howard-Johnson wrote the foreword for Eric Dinyer's book of patriotic quotations, Support Our Troops, published by Andrews McMeel. Part of the proceeds for the book benefit Fisher House. Her chapbook of poetry won the Military Writers Society of America's award of excellence. Find it at


May said...

Fantastic news, Carolyn. It's going to feel wonderful hugging that boy in person. I know you've been worrying and waiting, as has his mother. Blessings on your loved ones and you. Your boy is home at last!

Kristi Holl said...

I'm thrilled for your whole family too, Carolyn. With my daughter just back from her second tour there, it is all very fresh yet. Oh, it'll be a wonderful reunion. Give him our thanks for serving. Our military kids have my very highest respect.

Patriot said...

I am very happy for you! My nephew came home from Iraq yesterday, but we will have to go through this all over again starting in May when he leaves for Afghanistan. All of our troops, including your grandson, are in our prayers.