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I'm back
By jhamilton75
11/27/2009 8:47:04 AM
I know I haven't posted in a while. Don't worry, I'm okay. I was on R&R leave back in the US, spending a couple of weeks with my wife and kids. It was a really nice visit, but I'm back in Iraq now.
As for the visit, it was great. I spent most of it just hanging out with the family. It was my son's birthday, so he got to teach me all about his new Nintendo Wii. Also, since it was his 8th, we did his baptism. I'm truly thankful for the opportunity to do this. I was able to perform the baptism while my brother was one of the witnesses. Again, I'm thankful for this.
I truly appreciate everyone's posts. It takes real character to be so honest and open, and it helps me get through it, one day at a time, to know that there are others out there going through the same thing.
Prayers and best wishes for all of you.

-J

Comments:

Welcome Back!    
"I'm glad you're posting here again, but I'm even happier that your doing well and you got to baptize your son. Your success gives me a lot of hope for my own recovery.

I know I've said this before, but I can't help but feel grateful for people like you who sacrifice so much to serve our country. I really respect your willingness to leave your family and serve so selflessly."
posted at 02:25:24 on November 29, 2009 by ETTE
J-    
"Welcome back! I am so happy that you were able to baptize your son! Congrats man!
Stay safe! My prayers are with you."
posted at 15:09:13 on November 30, 2009 by summer


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