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I think the stress and worry just eventually becomes the new normal, and from what I've seen and read here, the adjustment to "regular normal" is one that you have to make after they get back, just like they have to learn to be back in a less stressful state. But it would be so much worse without the support and info I've found here, so keep in contact here. It does help!
1~Tanya, MFN Volunteer: Group and New Membership Moderator
VPM of LCpl Sam, 22nd MEU deployed
I'd love to tell you it gets easier but...I really can't add much to this discussion other than to say get busy.
There are plenty of opportunities on MarineParents.com to give a little bit of yourself while helping others. There may be a local group of military parents you can access.
Somehow the things I can do for other young Marines makes me feel better about my separation from my own son. I do these things even when my son is stateside, as he is still 1400 miles from home and family!
9th Comm. BN
I feel the same way! God Bless you! Your a great MOM
So sorry to hear how much you are hurting! My son has just finished his MOS training and is home on too short of a leave, before heading out to Okinawa for 2 years in Administration (which was NOT his first choice, by the way!).
Anyhow, you seem to indicate you are a woman of faith? I myself am a Christian, and one way I have found that helps me so much is to fill that great big empty hole in my heart with Christ. I've been trying to stay in a Bible Study every day, even if I only do it all by myself every morning, and I find it really helps me get through the day. Here's a great one that you can do at home: Setting Captives Free.
I'm doing a similar one by the same group, but they all have the same message. Put the Lord in the center of your universe, not work, not food, not your own pride, not even your dear dear son! Strangely enough, this will help your Marine, because he will see your ability to cope and find comfort in that. We as Marine parents need to buck up and find our own inner strength, and for me, that comes only from above.
Your not alone! I'm a New Marine Mom! Are you in CT- would love to chat with other partens and friends and also have food drives ect.
Keep praying! Hope the war ends soon.
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