Dixie's - Heart and Soul: July 2009

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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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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

What a disgrace

So I open my e-mail AND this is what I find....

United State Marine Corps - War in Iraq

Sunday, July 19, 2009 4:03 PM



Good day and compliments, I know this letter will definitely come to you as a huge surprise,I am Capt Allen Harris, a US Marine, serving in the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment which Patrols the Anbar province,Iraq.I am desperately in need of assistance and I have summoned up courage to contact you. I am presently in Iraq and I found your contact particulars in an address journal. I am seeking your assistance to evacuate the sum of $10,570,000 (Ten million Five Hundred and Seventy Thousand USD) to the States or any safe country, as far as I can be assured that it will be safe in your care until I complete my service here.This is no stolen money and there are no dangers involved. Contact me via email:
alharrisopen@gmail.com so that I can furnish you with more details.

Capt Allen Harris
United States Marine Corps

Needless to say this just really, really, really makes my skin crawl.... There are no words to describe how this makes me feel. How low can somebody stoop?
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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Semper Gumby

It is with a very heavy heart that I write this post. I don't care what anyone says being a military family is NOT easy ...

As you all know my wonderful daughter in law, Ashley, is an Army Reservist. Her unit in VA is mobilizing in September.

I love her as much as I love my own kids. Who would have ever thought that we could have this mother in law/daughter in law relationship that we have. We have such a wonderful relationship that she even calls me momma ... she is my other daughter and this is breaking my heart that she is having to go play in the sand pit. I know this is part of her duty but that doesn't mean that I have to like it, now do I?

I'm so very thankful that have her here in TN with me until August 1st or 2nd. Yes, Tye will be staying with us until his dad comes home from his deployment, which is sometime in Ocotober. I do support her...I pray that God will protect her and her entire unit. I do not know where they are going but all I do know is that they will "drop in a remote area of the desert, humvee across to their designated location".

One thing that I have learned in being a military mom and that is to be Semper Gumby with the military because they change their minds like I change my panties.

I will keep everyone updated on her statud...
Proudly Brought to You by Dixie 11:03 PM 5 comments