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I'm a 40 something single mother of 2 - Matt, a United States Marine, who is married to the most beautiful girl in the world, Ashley and Kaitlin 14 going on 21, need I say more... two grandchildren, Tyler and Jordyn who is the applie of Mimi's eye... I have the most wonderful man in my life right now. Tony is my true soulmate. I am so happy with my life.... it can't get any better than this!

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Sunday, July 22, 2007


I just got off the phone with Vinny. I'm sitting at the Radisson in Memphis, My eyes feel like I have laid face down in a sand pit. I didn't bring my computer but found one here in the hotel. So I log on and let me tell y'all I'm feeling the love and prayers here. Y'all are soooooo very wonderful! I am having a really hard time.

I'm going to make a few blog rounds tonight. I will post more from the hotel in Pulaski on Tuesday night.

A very HUGE THANK YOU to each and every one of you. I love all y'all so much.
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Blogger Desert Songbird said ... (7/22/2007 11:03 PM) : 

Stay strong, Dixie. We're all thinking of you and praying for you and sending you lots of hugs.

I won't deny that it will be tough since he can't contact you, but know that you have given him the strength and courage he needs to make it through these next 12 weeks, strong enough to come out the other side having earned the right to call himself "Marine."

Semper Fi, Dixie.


Blogger Travis said ... (7/22/2007 11:15 PM) : 

I thank you again for raising a son who has chosen to serve his country in the military.


Blogger Bond said ... (7/22/2007 11:53 PM) : 

OH darlin' you and Matt and Kaitlin and Tony all deserve the praise and love.


Blogger Amazing Gracie said ... (7/23/2007 3:09 AM) : 

Dixie, I don't doubt this is going to be the toughest moment in your life. God bless you and keep you in his peace!!!


Blogger Anndi said ... (7/23/2007 5:38 AM) : 

Know I'm there with you, and I love you Sis.

Just close your eyes and feel the hug.


Blogger Crazy Working Mom said ... (7/23/2007 6:07 AM) : 

Hi Dixie. Just wanted to drop by and show some friendly blogger love. I've been seeing posts about you all over the blogosphere. I just want you to know that you are in my prayers and I am sending lots of good thoughts your way. Hold your head up high, Dixie because you've raised an awesome young man. I just want to say "THANK YOU" to you and his service.

♥ Tisha of Crazy Working Mom



Blogger Julie said ... (7/23/2007 6:38 AM) : 

Oh Dixie I miss you and it is so true...can't you just feel so many people lifting you and Matt up their thoughts and prayers?

I was so suprised when I heard from you this morning.

Hugs and smoochies Dixie lady!!


Blogger Special K ~Toni said ... (7/23/2007 8:26 AM) : 

You will do fine. as will he. Be strong!


Blogger Sarge Charlie said ... (7/23/2007 9:02 AM) : 

Take pride in that fine young man you raised lady, you have given a gift to America, I will be one to thank you for sharing your Marine with us.


Blogger Wylie Kinson said ... (7/23/2007 9:10 AM) : 

I can't imagine, as the mother of two boys myself, what you must be feeling... but I'm incredibly sure that PRIDE comes into play, along with the understandable reservations.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your brave, noble young man.


Blogger the108 said ... (7/23/2007 9:30 AM) : 

I'll be thinking of you today... smmmmooooches and hugs :-)


Blogger Matt-Man said ... (7/23/2007 10:31 AM) : 

Hang in there Dixie and Cheers!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7/23/2007 11:03 AM) : 

We love you back!


Blogger Bobby Griffin said ... (7/23/2007 1:09 PM) : 

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Blogger Angell said ... (7/23/2007 2:42 PM) : 

Well, Dix - congrats on that!!

I love you girl. You'll get through this.



Blogger FRIGGA said ... (7/23/2007 3:16 PM) : 

Thank you to you, your son and the rest of your family for all that you sacrafice!

Oh, and I'm here via Sparky Duck :P


Blogger Meribah said ... (7/23/2007 3:24 PM) : 

Luv yuh too, hon! You'll be okay. I know it's rough but you've got plenty of friends to help you through it. Hugs.


Blogger Linda said ... (7/23/2007 3:27 PM) : 

"Raise up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it," Proverbs 22:6

You have done this exact thing and even though letting go is the hardest thing a Mom can ever do, I know that Matt will do you proud in all things and in all ways even more so than he has done already.

I can't wait to see pictures of him in his uniform though not as much as you I'm sure! It may not seem like it, but these next weeks will pass quickly and when Matt emerges from Parris Island a United States Marine you are going to be the proudest Mom on the planet and deservedly so!

Hang in there, Dixie, and know that we love you and admire both you and Matt for his service and for your willingness to let him follow his heart. It's hard but you're doing it!


Blogger Comedy + said ... (7/23/2007 4:34 PM) : 

Big hugs to you Dixie...


Blogger Dana said ... (7/23/2007 7:42 PM) : 


We try...

Hugs and kisses!


Blogger Gail said ... (7/23/2007 9:27 PM) : 

Hugsies and kissies...am thinking of you and Matt. The love between you and Matt will carry you to the day you will watch his graduation from Boot Camp. We're with you all the way...


Blogger Sparky Duck said ... (7/23/2007 10:15 PM) : 

Everything will be fine, if not easy but fine. Starr reminded me of the rule of 3 and it will work out great for you


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