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looking for moms out there with sons or daughters n 02/909 , my daughter is in this division and is a  caarrier of her state flag

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Hello all! My SR's girlfriend found this on the RTC site! I love it! It gives us a little idea what our SR's are going through. All the related videos are Great also! Enjoy!

My boyfriend and I watched this video at least 4 times before he left for RTC lol 

My son probably saw the videos before he left but didn't show me. I can't wait to hear about it all and see how much different the videos are to real life. :)
I received a long letter today! Mail makes me so happy!

I'm hoping for a letter! I will be at my mailbox for sure!!!

Hello all! Just received 2 letters from my SR. Happy Dance!!!! :) :) :). He sounded a little home sick but he says he's hanging in there and just counting down the days until graduation....I can't wait!!! He said they may be calling on Friday so keep your phones close by! :)

Sounds like letters fronm the DIV agian, yipeeee.  Hey if we put all the peices from each of us togather we may be able to figure out what is really going on with our loved ones. LOL, Mine said the RDC are really cool and PT is not bad but IT sucked. LOL

Sounds like they iron everything. And at all hours of the night. I guess that's the only time they have. My SR pretty much mentioned the same things but he said (I'm going to do my best to translate since he wrote it in Spanish, he speaks four languages and likes to torture me with letters I can't read) there cannot be hearts in your letters. For every heart in a letter, they have to do exercises. I know I haven't put any in my letters so somebody is receiving hearts in their letters and they are paying for it lol Just a heads up to save your SR!

Uh oh! I always draw one heart in my letters <3. I guess I will stop that! :(

The silly things the RDCs think of to make them do exercise. After I read that I wanted to draw a huge heart on the back of my letter but I resisted. I drew a turkey in one of my letters I hope my SR didn't have to pay for that one. mom just told me the card she sent my SR had a colored envelope that had hearts already on it....oh no! I have to tell her to stop! And to think we are just trying to be supportive! :( Poor SR's. I guess I should start doing push ups to support them too cause I know they are getting a lot of cards with hearts and who knows what else on them. Lol :)

The Hearts are funny, but if that is all they can make them do push up for , it must be they are doing good, the RDC is looking for petty things, lol.  I have not drawn heart butI did put some stickers in one of my letters. I hear rumor they may call tonight, lets hope so, my phone will be by my side.


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