Brought a tear to my eye...

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  1. fencersmother

    fencersmother Founding Member

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    So, share your sweet stories here.

    Here's mine (it's short, but still brings a tear to my eye):

    Today is grandson's second birthday - cutest toddler out there! But, with son in AF, we don't get to see them often, and now, with a second child who is six months old, what time this small family has is limited. My two spinal surgeries in four months limited visiting and even electronic communication. We managed to spend a week, our entire family!, together at the seashore in September and spent lots of time with grandson at the water's edge, in the pool, playing games, etc.

    So, today, while he was eating his Mac n Cheese (Mac Chaweeztz!) lunch, I skyped with him to wish this wonderful two year old a happy birthday. He said right away, "GRAM!!" (OK, first tear!) As we talked, he remembered a little poem we'd practiced during our week at the shore (2nd tear). He said "Dad go plane" (and I knew his dad was away flying that C5) (3rd tear).

    And last, "I rub yous, Gram!"

    I'll be back after I go get that box of tissue. Life is so darn good sometimes! And that little boy has no idea how much he is loved.

     
  2. fencersmother

    fencersmother Founding Member

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    Truth in lending: he actually calls me "Scram."
     
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  4. fencersmother

    fencersmother Founding Member

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    Well, it COULD have been me, but I'd not have lost in a close election! It would have been a landslide! :)
     
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    Love that attitude! You would get along great with my Gang. My Husband and Daughter's Motto is "Go big or Go home"
     
  6. fencersmother

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    Surely, it could be the motto of the whole fencer family!

    We're all in or not in. No middle ground for us.
     
  7. Pima

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    How fast time flies by for all of us that have been here for years. Our DS started the path with fencers and Christcorps DS when they were in HS. Here we are 9 yrs later with O3 DSs.

    For Bullet (my DH) and I on Weds. night our O3 and his beautiful wife gave birth to a little girl. She is not only an AF brat, but also an AF brat grandbaby on both sides and a greatgrandbaby AF brat (Mom's side). It makes me laugh about what she will think in yrs to come....doesn't every family work for the AF? Mommy's Grandpa did, Mommy's Dad did, Daddy's Dad did, Daddy does!
    ~ Plus everytime she visits the grandparents it will be close to an AF base.

    The little girl was born 2 1/2 weeks early and weighed 6.9 oz (no comments from the fighter fliers peanut gallery).
     
  8. EOD/SEALmom

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    Congrats Pima!
     
  9. sheriff3

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    Pima, congrats to you and your family!!!
     
  10. fencersmother

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    PIMA, I am sure my granddaughter and your new wee one will be the ABSOLUTE BEST OF FRIENDS! Even if they have to meet online in a Service Academy Forum in 16 years.

    Congratulations and love love love from the whole fencerfamily <3 <3 <3
     

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