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Friday, March 19, 2010








It won't be long now. I can already feel the dam starting to give away and the tears are beginning to fall. My little Sailor is so excited about being back in the USA. I can't help but think about all of the prayers that have sailed along beside her these last eight months. I'm thinking about several months ago when I got a phone call at 3 in the morning and her telling me that 2 of their sister ships had been fired upon. I remember the sleepless nights I lay awake knowing that she was in an area where she said you could literally feel an evil cloud hanging over the atmosphere. I remember how helpless I felt knowing that she was extremely sick and it taking them so long to discover she had kidney stones. I can't help but thinking about the many miles she has traveled, the different cultures she has experienced and scenery she has seen. Undoubtedly she will come back a much different woman than she left. Regardless, she will always remain my little girl living in a grown-up world and doing it with amazing strength and determination.

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