color: SOME SOLDIER'S MOM: My Soldier Called!

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

My Soldier Called!

He remembered my birthday!! It was 6:30 in the morning here... he couldn't stay on long as he was going on a mission (damn... but that's what he does... he's a soldier) but 1SG (First Sarge) said there was nothing more important than calling your Momma on her birthday (they're both good sons!) Made my day!!
[and of course a few hours later, got this in a DOD press release "U.S. Army soldiers patrolling B*** encountered insurgents who detonated an IED and unleashed small-arms fire. The Americans returned fire and wounded one attacker. The injured insurgent was taken to a coalition base for medical treatment. No U.S. soldiers were wounded in the attack." The important part being NO U.S. SOLDIERS WERE WOUNDED...]
And there was a dozen roses on my vanity from my husband (he says they're from the dogs and cats LOL) and there's a big box on the kitchen counter... and coffee and bagels were waiting when I rose... and my little stereo speaker called...
At my request, I will spend this day planting flower seeds... watch some baseball, and tonight friends will join us as we dine at one of the local casinos so I can drink and gamble a little!
I love birthdays... just wish I didn't have to get older to enjoy them!
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At 4/19/2005 11:03 AM , Blogger Stacy said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Hope you have a wonderful day. At least it started out great with that early phone call. Nothing more precious than hearing their voice, and we will take those calls no matter what time it is.

Happy Birthday

At 4/19/2005 6:52 PM , Blogger Call Me Grandma said...

Happy Birthday! So glad you got that special call. I am also glad that your soldier is okay.

At 4/20/2005 6:13 PM , Blogger StoicMom said...

Hi and happy birthday. I just found your blog from a link on I've been looking for other military mother blogs. My son just joined the army and is almost done with AIT. He has orders to go to Korea in June. It's not as bad as the sandbox but it's far from me. I've started a blog of my own at It's not much but it's mine. I'm still not brave enough to let my family read it. I'll add yours to my Favorites. Tell your son thanks for what he's doing. That's a tough, tough job.


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