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  • May 13, 2008

    I’ll play along! my husband is in the army reserves and has someone managed to avoid being deployed lo these 3 1/2 years. only 2 1/2 to go (insert superstitious practice here). with 6-18 month deployments, it’s a wonder *any* family survives having a parent gone for so long, let alone those who are short an income while mommy or daddy is away! we’re proud of you, too, brother-in-law and sister!

  • May 13, 2008

    Super idea. I was going to say “Splendid idea” but that sounded nerdy, so I said “Super”...turns out that is dorky, too!!!

    I hope you get hundreds of comments on this post!

  • May 13, 2008

    Now I’m all inspired and in awe and weepy and what not.
    You never cease to amaze.

  • May 13, 2008

    What a great thing to do. I couldn’t image being away from my family for that long. Or missing my husband or dad for that long. It’s truly amazing what our soldiers endure to protect us.

  • May 13, 2008

    My sister and her husband are both in the army.  I could not do it, but am thankful for those who serve.

  • May 14, 2008

    these people are my heroes(and not in that cheesy way it came out).

    I cannot imagine having to be that strong.

  • May 14, 2008

    I’ll be praying for your sis and brother-in-law. I can’t even imagine what it is like.
    My cousin went to Iraq. He has been back about a year now…

  • May 14, 2008

    Fabulous post!

    Thanks to him for keeping me safe!

  • May 14, 2008

    For the families, and for your awesome brother-in-law!

  • May 14, 2008

    So can we only leave one comment?

    Stories like this make me cry because I know first hand what each of these families feels (I am reminded of my own overwhelming emotions each time I see and hear these stories).

    Take care “brother in law” of Mrs. Flinger and know that everyone is thinking of you and wishing you a quick and safe return.

  • May 14, 2008

    I have many people I love who have deployed, so this just makes my heart (And eyes) full.

  • May 14, 2008

    Tell him “thank you for his service” from me please!

  • May 14, 2008

    My husband just returned home from a 13 month deployment. We got paid extra while he was gone..they don’t? I’m confused by that whole thing because usually you get family separation pay and hazardous duty pay..then there’s the per diem they get when they get home and so forth. I would think it’d make up for the money he wasn’t bringing in from his second job…but perhaps I’m wrong? Perhaps I’m wrong.

  • May 14, 2008

    Count me in. This is awesome! smile

  • May 14, 2008

    I am always astounded by the bravery of soldiers and their family.  There is so much strength in making the choice to fight for your country.  I am forever greatful.

  • Brandi
    May 14, 2008

    Very Touching!

  • May 14, 2008

    Fantastic post!  And nothing like makin’ someone else pull a dollar out of their pocket for a good cause. wink

  • May 14, 2008

    god bless your brother and his family. i hope they all know how much we the people truly appreciate what they do. a while back i put a care package together http://www.anysoldier.com/

    i think it is time to do another one !!

  • May 14, 2008

    My husband and I were both in the Army and he was deployed for 6 months when our first child was 2 weeks old.  It was hard, to say the least.  I know what your family is going through and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Brother-in-Law, I’m praying for your safe and speedy return home!

  • May 14, 2008

    I think this is wonderful.  They will be in my prayers!

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