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A Tribute to Jayson, My Brave Warrior

A Tribute to Jayson, My Brave Warrior
My dear son, Jayson When you called late last night to let me know You were deploying to go overseas tomorrow In spite of my great resolve I broke down and sobbed.
The little boy I lovingly nurtured So witty and good-natured So kind, compassionate, and loving You’ll always be my sweet boy Even though the world now sees you as a grown man.
Recalling special times when I showered your baby face with kisses Or tickled your armpits Howling with laughter, you would beg me “Do it again, Mommy, I love it!”
I remember all those moments we had At times rocky, sometimes sad But most of all memorable and enjoyable. I remember your growing pains All your questions, anxieties, and mixed-up emotions Yes, we made it through hurdles you and I Making me laugh, making me cry But taking that journey together was quite priceless!
You’re now a strong, valiant, young man Willingly putting your life on the line Many have thanked you for your service And, my brave warrior, I am so proud of you When I hear your humble, heartfelt reply, “Glad to do it!”
You’re just simply the best! While you took a minute to leave the nest I’m grateful for the extra time we were given But I know It’s time to let you go – Go take your rightful place in the world.
You’ve grown wings like a fierce eagle It’s your time to fly high! Now soar! But remember that you are always a part of me And even though we may no longer hold hands We are still holding hearts.
These tear-splattered pages Reflect my anguished heart Knowing you’re prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice for your country I pray that you will return to me safe and sound I love you, my hero - my precious son. Godspeed! ¡Vaya con Dios!
05-16-2014 Contest: Relationships Sponsor: Regina Riddle Placement: 1st

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Date: 10/25/2014 8:56:00 PM
I feel like I have written this, Pandita. Only, I could not have done it this well. My son is a commissioned officer in the Indian Navy and is now on a visit to some African countries which makes me particularly worried for obvious reasons.
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 10/25/2014 11:29:00 PM
I am so happy that you can identify with the sentiments expressed in this piece about my son. My friend, I truly understand how you feel about your son and I know that you are very proud of him and love him! We have to continue praying for our children's safe return home. Warmest regards always. Pandita
Date: 8/30/2014 9:59:00 AM
Hi Pandita, I revisited this one because I pray for your son's safety everyday! God bless, Kika
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 8/30/2014 1:51:00 PM
Hi Kika, I am so grateful for all your prayers. Thank you so very much! God bless. Pandita
Date: 7/29/2014 4:58:00 PM
Pandita, anytime, It was a very nice tribute.. PD
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Date: 7/29/2014 1:12:00 PM
Pandita, Congratulations, on your awesome win.... Love Linda
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 7/29/2014 3:28:00 PM
Many thanks, my dear friend, Linda for your wonderful compliments! Pandita
Date: 7/29/2014 2:59:00 AM
Wonderful tribute Pandita! Congrats on your top finish.. You are a winner!
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Date: 7/29/2014 9:34:00 AM
Thank you, dear Dave, my friend for the support! It means a lot to me! Kindest regards!
Date: 7/28/2014 7:18:00 PM
A great write, a great win, Congrats!!!
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Date: 7/28/2014 9:01:00 PM
Thank you, Robert, my friend for the support! It means a lot to me! Kindest regards!
Date: 7/28/2014 6:58:00 PM
Oh my goodness, this made me cry. HUGS!! grats on your win, wow I am impressed, you touched my heart deeply!
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 7/28/2014 9:00:00 PM
Casarah, my friend, thank you for your most gracious compliments and thank you for your support and encouragement! With much appreciation and warmest regards.
Date: 7/28/2014 12:32:00 PM
Congrats on your top win Pandita. Warmest Regards. Shonima
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Date: 7/28/2014 1:54:00 PM
Thank you, dear Shonima, my friend for the support! It means a lot to me! Kindest regards!
Date: 7/28/2014 9:30:00 AM
Beautiful write Pandita! Hats off to your brave son ,, congrats on big win!
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 7/28/2014 12:31:00 PM
My dear Dr. Upma, I thank you so much for your heartwarming show of support and continued encouragement. Kindest regards to you, my friend.
Date: 7/28/2014 7:42:00 AM
passionate write on brave son and top win, congrats Pandita
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Date: 7/28/2014 7:54:00 AM
Many thanks, my dear friend, Mohan for your wonderful compliments! Pandita
Date: 7/28/2014 7:11:00 AM
Congratulations on your top win, Pandita
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Date: 7/28/2014 7:53:00 AM
Thank you, dear Kika for your kind congratulations! Warmest regards.
Date: 7/28/2014 4:35:00 AM
What heartfelt tribute, Pandita. congrats on the win
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 7/28/2014 6:47:00 AM
Dr. Ram, many thanks for your kind compliments which I always appreciate! Warmest regards. Pandita
Date: 6/9/2014 11:29:00 PM
Pandita what a wonderful tribute to your son, you sound so very proud of him and so you should be, I have two sons and honestly I don't know how I would feel if they were in the services, it was bad enough when Peter was in the army and in Vietnam, you have done such a wonderful job of this poem, keep them coming. Take care.......Vera...............
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Date: 6/10/2014 7:01:00 AM
My dear Vera, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for this heartwarming show of support and continued encouragement. Kindest regards and warmest wishes.
Date: 6/7/2014 2:27:00 PM
Pandita, "We are still holding hearts." This is just the start of an ongoing bunch of terrific poems. Life goes on and God is in every second of it along with your each poem. Con amor de me' Don Diego Cuerno de Vaca James Thomas Horn My son was 11B2P stationed at Ft. Lewis and Korea. I am retired Army National Guard. What is Jayson's MOS and current station?
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 6/7/2014 4:15:00 PM
Hi James, thank you so much for your kind feedback and support. My son Jayson is in the Army and was stationed at Fort Hood and now he is in Egypt. May God bless you and your son. Thank you both for your service and dedication to our country! Best wishes always!
Date: 5/23/2014 7:58:00 AM
A truly loving tribute. I felt much the same when my 19 year old daughter left our home to live her life. Now living 4 hours away I miss seeing her everyday! A most excellent heartfelt write! Beautiful ... I am honored to be the first to comment..
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 5/23/2014 9:03:00 AM
Robert, thank you so very much for your comments and for your kind understanding! My older son is now in Egypt; and my younger son (same age as your daughter) is also preparing me for his departure:).