As a Mom, I can honestly say that sending your child off for a deployment is one of the hardest things I have ever experienced. Although my biological son is not currently deploying with the 3rd ID, my "adopted" son and best friend of my son, is deploying again as well as the children of many of you that I have become friends with during the last deployment. I know the feeling, all too well.
The 3rd ID still holds a very special place in my heart and it is my hopes that I can help make this current deployment a little easier for others by continuing Footprints in the Sand. Hopefully the next twelve months will go by quickly and everyone will return home safely. God Bless our Soldiers and their families!
My Deployment Experience With My Son
Welcome to my journey. I had no idea what it was like to have a son off at war but am finding out that everyday is a challenge. I have created this blog to help keep my family and friends up to date with Chris while in Iraq. Thanks for keeping Chris in your thoughts and prayers! He is proudly serving his country..something he has always had a desire to do. We are very proud of him and miss him very much!