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Attributes of God

Started this discussion. Last reply by Born2x Nov 17, 2011. 2 Replies

"The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower." Psalm 18:2 Is there an attribute of…Continue

My favorite Psalm :)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Born2x Nov 16, 2011. 2 Replies

I hope this is an encouragement to all of you; it is my favorite Psalm, and one I have held on to since my son left for boot camp. If there is a passage of Scripture that has been a special…Continue

Information on 3/9

Started this discussion. Last reply by 1~sandyr, MFN VO & VPMM Nov 12, 2011. 1 Reply

Hi! I am new here on MFN, and I was wondering if there is any helpful information that parents of Marines in 3/9 could offer me? My son just joined 3/9 after graduating from SOI East as a machine…Continue

 

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Born2x replied to knightmom (Kathi)'s discussion Verse of the Day..... in the group For Parents of Marines
"Birdie, Thank you so much for your witness of your faith and trust in God. What an incredible testimony and an encouragement to us all! Praying for you and your family, Debbie"
Nov 20, 2013
Born2x replied to knightmom (Kathi)'s discussion Verse of the Day..... in the group For Parents of Marines
"Praying for you Birdie!"
Nov 15, 2013
Born2x replied to knightmom (Kathi)'s discussion Verse of the Day..... in the group For Parents of Marines
"Hi all, This is Debbie. I haven't posted since the beginning of this year, when we were in the middle of my son's combat deployment. Ever since homecoming we have been incredibly busy, but I have tried to keep up with reading the…"
Aug 11, 2013
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Aug 4, 2013
Born2x replied to 1~sdstatemom (Denise)'s discussion Connecting with the deployed in the group 3/9 Marines
"Many thanks to all of you for your support during this deployment! It was such a great encouragement and blessing to be able to connect with other 3/9 families on MFN :) Hope we can all stay in touch!"
May 29, 2013
Born2x replied to 1~sdstatemom (Denise)'s discussion Connecting with the deployed in the group 3/9 Marines
"Yay! So exciting! "
May 17, 2013
Born2x replied to 1~sdstatemom (Denise)'s discussion Connecting with the deployed in the group 3/9 Marines
"Yes, welcome home to those in 3/9 who are stateside and congrats to their families!  Waiting with you Breezy for our turn :))))))))))))))))"
May 17, 2013
Born2x replied to 1~sdstatemom (Denise)'s discussion Connecting with the deployed in the group 3/9 Marines
"So excited for everyone! :)))))))"
May 14, 2013
Born2x replied to 1~sdstatemom (Denise)'s discussion Connecting with the deployed in the group 3/9 Marines
":))))))))))) Yes, Happy Mother's day to everyone!!!"
May 12, 2013
Born2x replied to 1~sdstatemom (Denise)'s discussion Connecting with the deployed in the group 3/9 Marines
"Breezy- we haven't heard anything for a couple weeks.  Greekus- is your son in Wpns. Co?"
May 6, 2013
Born2x replied to 1~sdstatemom (Denise)'s discussion Connecting with the deployed in the group 3/9 Marines
"Yes, yay for May! :))))"
May 1, 2013
Born2x replied to 1~sdstatemom (Denise)'s discussion Connecting with the deployed in the group 3/9 Marines
" Happy Easter weekend to everyone!!! "
Mar 30, 2013
Born2x replied to 1~sdstatemom (Denise)'s discussion Connecting with the deployed in the group 3/9 Marines
"Thanks so much everyone!"
Mar 20, 2013
Born2x replied to 1~sdstatemom (Denise)'s discussion Connecting with the deployed in the group 3/9 Marines
"Hi, quick question: Are the Marines allowed to go off-base for the 72 (or 96?) hour liberty after homecoming? "
Mar 20, 2013
Born2x replied to 1~sdstatemom (Denise)'s discussion Connecting with the deployed in the group 3/9 Marines
"This will be our first homecoming also! Hope to be able to meet many of you!"
Mar 18, 2013
Born2x replied to 1~sdstatemom (Denise)'s discussion Connecting with the deployed in the group 3/9 Marines
"Catherine: We are continuing to pray for you. As Margaret said, your 3/9 family will always be here for you. Know that we will never forget your son's sacrifice for our country."
Mar 6, 2013

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At 11:37pm on December 11, 2012, sooner319 said…

Hi Born2x, thanks for your reply.  I look forward to getting to know you and all about your son.  How long has your son been over there?  Do you know where he is located at? 

At 8:03pm on December 4, 2012, pamrn13 said…

thank ya :)

At 9:15am on May 11, 2012, Double Dad said…

Thanks for the kind comments. One of the best sources for information on 29 Palms activities is the Marine Corps website: http://www.marines.mil/searchcenter/Pages/Results.aspx?k=mojave%20viper%20training&s=All%20Sites

 

This should lead you to many news releases about 29 Palms and the training there. Also check out Military Times or Marine Times on line. You can also Google "enhanced mojave viper training" and get some information.

 

Best of luck to you and your Marine. The journey can be scary at times, but the ride also can be pretty spectacular, too.

 

Bob

 

At 10:57am on May 9, 2012, Double Dad said…

Hi Born2x: Glad to meet you.

Your son will find that 29 Palms (or 29 Stumps as a lot of Marines call the place) is as close to deployment in Afghanistan as it is possible to get without actually being there. There are continuous live fire exercises, interaction with trained "actors" who speack Afghani dialects, and lots of information. There's also -- just like in "real life" -- lots of boredom. It seems all our Marines are the sort who like plenty of action, no matter what it is, doesn't it? Communications from the place are spotty -- at best -- too, so don't expect to hear much. Good luck to you and your Marine.

 

Bob aka Double Dad

At 9:29am on November 28, 2011, knightmom (Kathi) said…

Good Morning Debbie~ You are such a breath of fresh air to me... :) 

 Now as far as care packages.....my son usually loves beef jerkey, gum, poptarts, poptop lid cans of food such as raviolli, fruit, veggies, unscented baby wipes, those packages of little boxes of cereal, magazines such as sports, guns, nature....  Now I don't send these all of the time,  I mix it up so its not the same stuff each time. I've also well stocked him with Covert Thread (company name) socks as well as vitamins, Tylenol, nose spray incase he gets a bug.  

There have been items he's specifically requested such as eye protection replacements, blast boxers (cha ching), protein powder mix, but only as he requested.  I would make sure you have a Power of Attorney filled out and keep one on file with his bank, have all account info and pin numbers etc so if there is a situation that arises, YOU can deal with it for him.  It has already come in handy for him and I since he wanted me to order some stuff using his card and all.  It also came in handy when i had to deal with his cable company on a mess of of theirs....they weren't going to talk to me until I mentioned the POA (power of attorney)....I was able to get THEIR mess up taken care of an off my son's record~ 

Thats about all I can think of off the cuff this morning....ask as you think of questions and I'll let you know what has worked for my son and I and pass on any info that other moms have shared with me as well. 

Ok...gotta run and get to work, so I wish you a wonderful day~ :)

At 4:10pm on November 26, 2011, knightmom (Kathi) said…

Hey there Debbie!!!! Bless you for your kind words!!!! I am reading your journey and so far I totally get what you are saying about how many changes in just one year.  Oh my goodness the tear in my heart from when my son left for bootcamp, through to that incredible day of seeing him on family day, to having him home, to having to say goodbye again for his MOS training, to finding out his PDS (Camp Pendleton, which is the best one for me since its on the same coast as our family is), to our family getting to visit him before he deployed to saying that final good bye and getting that final hug and watching him board that bus and now looking forward to the 'next' conversation no matter what time of the day or night he calls....HUGE transition year!!!! On top of that I have his dear sister who is a senior this year I need to keep in focus and make sure I dont' over due it focusing on my son vs my daughter.  I feel like I've learned to walk a tight wire better than I ever thought I could, but in fact its God that has been holding me steady!!! He is my guide and my ever ready help.  When I feel like I am ready to crash, He fills me with peace and so far there are many people around me who ask why I haven't broken down...well its because of God and his help in keeping me steady with all thats happened this year!  I also have a dear husband who is the comic relief in my life even if it does get irritating sometimes, but he does get me to laugh at the silly things in my life.  So I have been so blessed even while my world as it has been, has been changing at warp speed! 

Debbie, if you ever have any questions, I will try to answer them for you or at least help you find and answer.  Looks like I am just a bit ahead of you on this road and as those ahead of me helped me, I'm looking back to see who I may help and am so blessed when I am able.  So feel free to let me know if you need anything ok?

 

Again, its nice getting to know you, so stay in touch.  Have a wonderful rest of your weekend now!

~Kathi

At 10:08pm on November 25, 2011, knightmom (Kathi) said…

Hello Again Born2x!  Sounds like your son is deployed as well....mine headed out early fall....when did yours head out?

At 12:31pm on November 24, 2011, knightmom (Kathi) said…

First off Born2x, thank you for the Thanksgiving wishes!  I wish you and your family a wonderful day also....as far as my son originally assigned as a mortarman, but he is actually doing infantry with a CAAT team and is a point man when on foot on his exotic vacation! I see your son is a saw-gunner...gotta love that huh? LOL!!!  ((HUGS)) You take care and know I hold you and your son as well as all the other Marines, in my prayers!

Kathi

 

At 7:39am on November 22, 2011, Ps91mom said…

Hi Born2x!

My son is the saw-gunner for his team.

 

Have a blessed day!

Joy

At 12:12am on November 22, 2011, drewsmama said…

Hello Born2x!

Thanks for the friendship. I was just about to request you, but you beat me!  I am looking forward to getting to know you.  : )

Blessings!

Marla

 
 
 

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