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Adsos Letter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-17-07 11:27 PM
Response to Reply #42
45. I can't add much to what everyone else has said, Joe
except to assure you that these sensations can definitely be wrong. I don't know you except through our brief "conversation" but I will certainly be thinking positive thoughts for you and your son. I hope you realize, following our PM, that you are welcome to contact me at any time, just to vent, whatever.

I think this is a fear all parents can relate to in one way or another.

About Sgt. Troy: You said he was 3/2; is that 3/2 Marines, or 3/2 ACR? Both are OUTSTANDING units, highly competent, well, well, trained, and they definitely take care of their own. I can only speak for the Marines because both my uncle and my best friend were in that unit, and spoke exceptionally highly of it.

I was in 3/2 ACR, and I know of their abilities, training level and competence (exceptionally high) and loyalty to each other.

Get some exercise, remember to eat healthy (even if you don't feel like it) don't wall yourself off from your friends and those who care about you. Drink lots of water. Try to do something you normally take pleasure in.

No, none of these will erase the fear, but they will allow your mind/body to better deal with the stress you are feeling.

Wish there was something else I could do. :thumbsup: :hug:

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  -You have kids, say - didn't you always know - Joe for Clark  May-17-07 06:36 PM   #0 
  - Your son?  patrice   May-17-07 06:40 PM   #1 
  - Yes, and sometimes it goes the other way also.  uppityperson   May-17-07 06:40 PM   #2 
  - No - not emotion -  Joe for Clark   May-17-07 06:47 PM   #4 
     - I've had those feelings. And they were wrong.  patrice   May-17-07 06:57 PM   #6 
     - Man - four times in my life I have had this feeling -  Joe for Clark   May-17-07 07:03 PM   #10 
     - I don't think there is a 100% sure-fire answer on this one but  adsosletter   May-17-07 06:59 PM   #7 
        - God help me - I know something is wrong.  Joe for Clark   May-17-07 07:13 PM   #12 
           - I hope you are wrong...  Juniperx   May-17-07 07:28 PM   #16 
           - You are feeling dread. Worrying.  Breeze54   May-17-07 07:33 PM   #18 
              - He has been to mosul twice - I never had this feeling of dread.  Joe for Clark   May-17-07 07:47 PM   #24 
                 - And that is Sgt Troy now!!  Joe for Clark   May-17-07 07:51 PM   #25 
                    - Congrats!  Breeze54   May-17-07 10:07 PM   #39 
  - No  Book Lover   May-17-07 06:45 PM   #3 
  - Man. I would like nothing more than to know that feeling at the pit  Joe for Clark   May-17-07 06:53 PM   #5 
     - please see my above post and, no, it is not always true that  adsosletter   May-17-07 07:02 PM   #9 
  - i can always tell when my daughter is sick or growing through a growth spurt but aside from those  chimpsrsmarter   May-17-07 07:01 PM   # 
  - Oo, magic thinking! Tres Oprah. nt  valerief   May-17-07 07:01 PM   #8 
  - That's not very nice  Juniperx   May-17-07 07:30 PM   #17 
  - How do you know? It's not in the OP. nt  valerief   May-17-07 07:45 PM   #23 
     - She/he is quit right -  Joe for Clark   May-17-07 08:21 PM   #28 
        - Best of luck and don't let magic thinking wear you down. Have hope instead.  valerief   May-18-07 10:33 AM   #46 
  - juniperx is being kind; I wouldn't even agree with you then...  adsosletter   May-17-07 11:07 PM   #43 
  - Yes & with friends who are "family"  DKRC   May-17-07 07:04 PM   #11 
  - thankfully,  dddem   May-17-07 07:13 PM   #13 
  - I know you guys tried to do what you thought was right..  Joe for Clark   May-17-07 07:18 PM   #14 
  - No, I've never had feelings like that, but I know others who say  Arkansas Granny   May-17-07 07:19 PM   #15 
  - Say he doesn't make it -  Joe for Clark   May-17-07 07:33 PM   #19 
  - What you are feeling is fear  Marrah_G   May-17-07 07:43 PM   #21 
     - Maybe so -  Joe for Clark   May-17-07 07:55 PM   #26 
        - I do empathize  Marrah_G   May-17-07 09:12 PM   #31 
           - It is not even logic anymore -  Joe for Clark   May-17-07 09:26 PM   #33 
              - He has to be. He has 5 kids and one on the way  Marrah_G   May-17-07 09:40 PM   #36 
                 - He is a LOW level sgt - that is all. My kid.  Joe for Clark   May-17-07 10:04 PM   #38 
                    - I think she does know.  Breeze54   May-17-07 10:11 PM   #40 
                    - I know it's far scarier for a child to be there then a sibling  Marrah_G   May-17-07 10:16 PM   #41 
  - No. I'm a terrible worry wart, and I've been wrong more than I've been right.  Blue in Portland   May-17-07 07:42 PM   #20 
  - I have -  Joe for Clark   May-17-07 07:59 PM   #27 
     - I wish I had an answer for you.  Blue in Portland   May-17-07 09:35 PM   #34 
  - No, not always. I had no idea that my kids had been home alone for  GreenPartyVoter   May-17-07 07:44 PM   #22 
  - Dear Joe ...  SaveOurDemocracy   May-17-07 08:39 PM   #29 
  - I surely hope you are right.  Joe for Clark   May-17-07 08:42 PM   #30 
  - I have kids, and I sure as hell worry...  Matsubara   May-17-07 09:24 PM   #32 
  - I know when she's gotten into the candy drawer. n/t  rucky   May-17-07 09:37 PM   #35 
  - Hang in there Joe, that feeling isn't always right.  OurVotesCount-Ohio   May-17-07 09:44 PM   #37 
  - I respect your feelings I really do  TexasLady   May-17-07 10:30 PM   #42 
  - I can't add much to what everyone else has said, Joe  adsosletter   May-17-07 11:27 PM   #45 
  - I always have this lurking, gut sense that something terrible is happening to my kid.  Bucky   May-17-07 11:12 PM   #44 
 

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