Friday, October 9, 2009

Here We Go Again...

Once 3ID, always 3ID! Even though my son is no longer officially a part of 3ID, it will always have a special place in my heart. During the last deployment, I became friends with many of you and have decided to continue posting to Footprints In The Sand.

Capt. Nick James is like my second son and as his deployment day quickly approaching, my butterflies have arrived. I share his families sinking feeling of "another deployment". We find ourselves wanting to call him everyday because we know the day is coming very soon that we can't just pick up the phone and say "What's up?" In other words, we are already missing him and he's not even gone!!

My boxes are ready and I'm gearing up for another 12 month deployment. We will band together and provide comfort and support for one another and have faith that God WILL return them home safely in 12 months.

1 comment:

Marisa said...

DEAR DOTTIE,
WHAT AN INCREDIBLE WRITER YOU ARE. BERNADETTE SENT ME YOUR BLOG AND I AM CRYING AS I AM READING YOUR WORDS. NICK HASN'T EVEN LEFT YET AND I WANT HIM BACK ALREADY. THANKS FOR BEING NICK'S "SECOND MOTHER". I LOVE NICK'S MOTHER, BERNADETTE, AND WISH NICK AND HIS FAMILY ALL THE BEST. KEEP UP THE BEYOND EXCELLENT WORK.
BEST,
LILIAN