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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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Monday, August 17, 2009

The Superheroes - Soldier Mom and Devildog

As you know my son, Devildog, is currently deployed but what you don't know is that my beautiful daughter-in-law, Soldier Mom, is in the first steps of mobilization. She is currently in California for Desert Warfare Training. She will be back to their home around the end of August and will have to report back to her duty station sometime on or before September 28. At that time, she will spend 50 days in OK and will leave U.S. soil sometime around Thanksgiving for Iraq/Afghanistan. Will Devildog be able to return early from his deployment, we have no idea? With many, many prayers being said, we hope so. If not, then he will not get to see his wife again until November 2010.

Once Devildog does return from deployment, he will come and take Soldier Pup back home with him… Mimi's not quite sure about that but I'm willing to let him try and be a single dad…he just has no clue as to what all that single parenting is about.

So where did these names come from, you may be asking yourself. Well, their four year old son gave them these names and I'm sure you're wondering why; well I'll just tell you why.

Soldier Pup, as we will call him, is having a really hard time with mommy and daddy both being gone so I've told him that his mommy was going for training to be a superhero just like daddy and that he was probably the only boy at school that had a mommy and daddy as a superhero. He feels very special have both mommy and daddy for superheroes but what kid wouldn't.

So he said, "Mimi, can I name them?"
"Why yes you sure can", I said to him…"what you like for their superhero names to be?"

"Hmmmm . . . how about Soldier Mom for mommy and Devildog for daddy." I told him that I thought that was a beautiful idea and that is what they shall be called from this point forward.

So that is how they got their name. I'm so very, very proud of them both. I know what they are doing is so freely giving themselves so that we can sleep in peace at night. They are truly a brave young Marine and young Soldier.
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Sunday, August 02, 2009

Happy Birthday Matt . . .

My Son
by: Dee Skyrme

When I carried you inside me I longed for a baby son,
My prayers were answered my son, my one and only one,
They laid you in my arms and I knew right away,
That the love you and I would share,
Would be wonderful and beyond compare.

The years they flew by,
I watched you grow
From a little wee lad, to a man strong and tall
There were many times when the things that you did
Left me weary and sad and wanting to cry
Bu you became the man of whom I am proud.

Now you’re a man with a boy of your own
You can feel the joy of loving a child,
And how deep that love goes,
Now you know how I feel when I look at you,
My son, my one and only one.

It is so very hard for me to believe that my Marine, my son is 20 years old today. Where in the world did the time go? Happy Birthday my sweet son. I love you for not only who and what you are but who and what you have become.
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