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A Letter From My Soldier

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Lighthousebob
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0 posted 05-01-2003 07:15 PM       View Profile for Lighthousebob   Email Lighthousebob   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Lighthousebob's Home Page   View IP for Lighthousebob

In response to my poem "Thank You for My Soldier" which was written in faith that one day soon I would indeed hear from my soldier, I would like to state here with great gratitude and thanks be to God that I have truly at last heard from my soldier. I received an e-mail letter from my son, Jeramiah, who is stationed on the aircraft carrier Constellation which has been involved in fighting the war in Iraq.  He is  my son from a previous marriage, so regretfully I have not heard from him in over three years. Even though I have not heard from him for so very very long, I am so very very pleased, proud and happy to have heard form him, now, and to announce to you, my poet friends, that he is returning home safe from war. God bless you and thank you everyone for your continued prayers and support.

-Bob


May 30, 2003
                                                    
  
A Letter From
Jeramiah

Dear Dad,

We are finally coming home from the dark abyss. What I like to call the Arabian gulf. Now, we are heading home. Home as Champions. Champions of justice. Champions of our own fates. We fought evil and have proven successful. Champions of freedom to those who have only known the abyss. Champions of liberty to those who know no liberty.

So, how are things in the civilian world? How are things in the world of where sanity is taken for granted? How’s Irene, Andrea and Jonathan. I am proud to have escaped from the Dragon’s claw. Now, I return as a conquering hero.
                            
Sincerely,                      

J MICHAUD    


Irie
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1 posted 05-01-2003 07:34 PM       View Profile for Irie   Email Irie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irie

I am so glad he is coming home safe and happy to see that
after three years he has sent you a letter telling you so.

God Bless

~Sheri

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Swim out to it"

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2 posted 05-01-2003 10:04 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

What a beautiful and profound letter... praise God for his safe return!!!!!

Oh, make me Thine forever
And should I fainting be
Lord, let me never ever
Outlive my love for Thee

littlewing
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3 posted 05-02-2003 05:36 PM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

Bob:

. . . brought tears to my eyes
Truly . . . you are blessed

*big smiles here*
xxoo
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4 posted 05-03-2003 03:04 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

How wonderful for you both Bob, and you must be especially proud as he is coming home a champion.  Bless him.
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quote:
He is my son from a previous marriage, so regretfully I have not heard from him in over three years.


But you must have done something right...he calls you Dad, and he's eager to share with you what he accomplished.  I would say, job well done, from both sides.  Please give your son my thanks for his efforts of that, and his team.
Justbleu
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6 posted 05-03-2003 11:58 PM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

That is wonderful Bob....
I'm glad your son is good!!!!
HUGS,
Bridgette

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Denise
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That's fantastic, Bob! I'm smiling!
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I just found this as I was browsing, Bob.  You know I am so glad that you have heard from him, that he is okay and I hope for a closer relationship for the two of you.  Have you ever sent him some of your wonderful poetry?  Love, Joyce
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Oh, wow... this is wonderful news indeed!  I really hope only good things come of this.

--Marie

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Paula Finn
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10 posted 06-23-2003 01:27 PM       View Profile for Paula Finn   Email Paula Finn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paula Finn

Don't let another three years pass...he is a hero to us all...please tell him so.
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