I for one thank you kindly for your prayers. I'm the Mother of two sons serving in Iraq. Combined, they have 9 children ranging from 15 down to 4 years old who wait for their Daddys to come home. All of the children get to talk to Dad often and that helps. We've seen the change in their personalities, their grades in school and their emotions change drastically. Their Mothers and we Grandparents do all we can to assure the kids, but that doesn't change the fear they have. The younger ones just don't understand. As the 3 younger ones will tell you-" My Daddy is at his Army" when anyone asks where he is.
My sons are National Guard and Army Reserve and are doing a job they agreed to. I'm more proud of them than words can tell and that holds true for all of our Soldiers.