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Comment by Sharon ~ K's Mom on April 23, 2011 at 10:44pm

Wow, your family sounds much like mine. The sister directly under me has no contact with me and the youngest sister. It is over our dads funeral, we had to pay for it and she is torked off that she had to pay a share as we did. Her choice and I don't lose any sleep over it. I have extended myself over and over and she has made her choice. She still seems to cause grief for the youngest sister though. It is really sad, heck, this sister doesn't even love her oldest child and this niece hasn't done anything to her. We don't understand it, she even can't stand one of her grandsons, this niece's son. I am a firm believer of "what goes around comes around." I totally understand you having to "let it go." I have done that many times over the years with my family. Many long stories!!! I just say, "they will get theirs." I just won't be there when they need something and if they don't want anything to do with me while I am alive, please don't visit me when I am gone. I won't be there for them when something happens either, just not worth my time anymore.

Our anniversary is actually on the 30th this month, I didn't realize that I wrote the 20th until I just re-read it. Oops.

Glad you got it right the first time!! That is awesome! We are blessed to have our three children, we weren't supposed to have any so the doctor said. God had a plan and we are very grateful. They are great K's (as we call them). Diego has that name from Spanish class as a freshman. He chose it as his name for class and it has just stuck. I rarely call him Kyle, though most people do.

I was diagnosed with Fibro two years after I suspected that I had it. Kacy was about 15 months old when I had my first "flare" and I didn't go to the doctor for two years. I pretty much knew that I had it, but I don't make a good patient. I worked in the medical field for 20 years, and I still don't make a good patient. There are times it is not good to have knowledge of things.

You will have to keep us posted as to how your son is doing and you will learn what Seabees do as he gets through school. At least he is going warm, we live in MI. and it has been a mighty long winter. We would love to have some warmer weather.  

Comment by ebigirl on April 23, 2011 at 10:00pm

Sharon,

Wow, that's a great story of meeting and marrying an awesome guy. I got really lucky the first time around. I was 26 when my husband and I got married, and we will be celebrating our 22nd anniv. on May 20!! I have so much drama in my large family it's sick. My youngest brother is also deceased. He was killed over 9 years ago by a drunk driver. I currently have no contact with my 2 sisters and 1 brother by theur choice. The stress about it was really affecting my health, so I finally had to just "let it go".

My son was not planned to be an "only" by any means. When he was 2 I was finally dx with the fibro. and other issues and we decided it would be best not to have any more children. It has turned out well, and I love the child that God did give us! :)

I really don't know much about the Seabee's, I have read that they go into areas that the Army and Marine Corp. have blown up and put things back together again. Infrastructures, buildings, bridges etc. I also understand that they are deployed quite often. That's o.k. This is the choice that my sr made all on his own.

A CM is Construction Mechanic. He will be in A school on the Calif. coast for 13 weeks after PIR.

Ebigirl

Comment by Sharon ~ K's Mom on April 23, 2011 at 9:00pm

eb, I have four children. My oldest was born in my senior year of high school, I married and divorced three years later. I re-married after being single for over eight years. Kevin and I have Diego (Kyle) who will be 19 years old in August, Korey turned 17 in March and our daughter, Kacy turned 15 in February. Kevin and I will celebrate our 23rd wedding anniversary on 20 April. He is an awesome husband and dad and I am so blessed to be married to him. He is an "only" child and I come from a family of seven children. I am in the middle, older sister, two older brothers, me, two younger sisters and one younger brother who is deceased. There is plenty of family drama within my family, so Kevin and I are glad he doesn't have that. My family is enough to deal with.

That is awesome that your son is a Seabee!! I am not sure what CM is, but I wish him well! Can you tell me what a Seabee does, I am not sure. Thanks.  Korey wants to go SEALS when he graduates next year and Kacy wants to go EOD when she graduates in three years. Yep, they are all going Navy! I was going to, but had braces at the time and they wouldn't take me until I have them off. I met Kevin about six months later and well, never went in.

 

Comment by ebigirl on April 21, 2011 at 10:53am

Sharon,

Thank you for your response. You are one busy woman. How many children do you have? As I mentioned before, my son is my only child. I am the oldest of five, so I know what large families are all about. We are down to two weeks (and one day) until PIR. I'm very excited and anxious to see my son.

A school is in California for my son. He will be a CM with the Seabee's. At least he will be on the west coast through the summer.

Wow, married at 18. I guess if you have found the right person it was meant to be. I wish them the best! I agree with you that God has a plan for all of us.

I need to get my day started. Take care and stay warm!

Ebigirl

 

Comment by Sharon ~ K's Mom on April 20, 2011 at 8:37am
Beverly, Nuke school is in Goose Creek, close to Charleston. It was Diego's dream to be able to fly, but depth perception will prevent it we think. He got a nomination to the Naval Academy, but didn't get an appointment. Long story, but they lost all of his paperwork and then it was too late. God has a plan and things have worked out the way they were supposed to. It is not always our plan or our timing, my God is in control and we accept that. That is awesome that Kyle flies the helicopters, what a job to say the least! You know how quickly time goes by, he will be done with his contract and home again if that is what he is choosing for his future. Is he married? Diego and Kelsey got married on 22 December, we had a nice wedding while he was home for Christmas break. They are just out of high school as of last June, but they have a great relationship and we didn't want to them to have a "courthouse" wedding so we gave them a wonderful and beautiful day. Kelsey turns 19 tomorrow and Diego will be 19 in August.
Comment by BEVERLY (kyles mom) on April 19, 2011 at 11:34pm
we try to go see Kyle about every 3 months, what part of south carolina r u going to ? that is my home town.
Comment by Sharon ~ K's Mom on April 19, 2011 at 4:03pm

Hi ebigirl, my son is in S. C. doing Nuke school. He PIR'd in November and we went. It was so awesome, wouldn't have missed it. He will graduate A school on 03 June and we won't be able to make that one. Our other K's are still in school. Diego (Kyle) told us on Sunday that he will class up for Power school in August and graduation will be 03 Febraury and we will make plans on being there. That is the big one for Nukes, prayers that the weather won't be too bad. We have had wacky weather in MI. heck, we got snow yesterday with the cold temps still. Korey did wrestling this past fall until he had surgery right before Christmas and went out on medical. He has done cross country, soccer, baseball, track, football,  and yep we had been froze more than not! Diego played baseball for over nine years and football during high school, he loved it. He talks about missing it still and tells Korey to enjoy every minute of high school as it is over very fast. Amazing how the kids can't wait until school is out and then how they miss it when it is over. lol

Beverly, sorry to hear that Kyle will be in Korea. It will so fast, as hard as it is to get through it. We will be going to S.C. in July for a week or so. We can't wait to see Diego and Kelsey, it has been since December. We talk each week, Diego calls every Sunday and Kelsey and I text throughout the week so we are current.

Gentle ((((((((((((((((((Hugs))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

Comment by BEVERLY (kyles mom) on April 16, 2011 at 5:08pm

Hello ladies, glad to hear you are doing good for our condition. I remember those days, droping one off at one ball field and taken another one to the other ball field, those were the days. I would not take nothing for those days. Thank God I did no have fibro at that time. My son is in Norfolk VA, he flies in the seadragon helicopotors he has been in the Navy for 3 1/2 yrs and 2 1/2 more to go, he is and E5, he has just been released to go back to work he tore hi ACL back in Dec. Kyle is going to Korea in Aug for 6 months, not looking forward to that at all, but everything will be ok. Hope you have a blessed day

Comment by ebigirl on April 16, 2011 at 4:57pm

Hi Sharon,

You sound like a very determined and faithful baseball mom. My son wrestled in high school, and I was thrilled that he had chosen an INDOOR sport! Tournament Saturdays were very loooong days, and our high school usually hosted the majority of them because we have two gyms.

Our weather in Washington has been extremely weird. Here it is the middle of April and we are lucky to get out of the 40's during the day, and at night we are lucky to stay above freezing. I won't even mention the rain! This does nothing to help my fibro. or arthritis.

I did have a knee replacement in December and that was a godsend. My Dr. kept telling me I was "too young" for a replacement. I finally told him in November that I didn't care if he did it Christmas morning, it had to be done by the end of 2010, for insurance reasons. He finally agreed. :)

My son's PIR is May 6th, and we are driving to Chicago. I'm anxious to see how the new knee does on the trip, as I know the rest of me will be a mess!! I wouldn't miss PIR for anything though. My son is our only child, and I have missed him so much since he left for bc.

Do you have an sr in bc now? Well, take care and try to stay warm!

Ebigirl

Comment by Sharon ~ K's Mom on April 16, 2011 at 10:45am
How is everyone doing? I have doing good right now, still having some back issues though. Our weather in MI. is changing and it makes me a bit slower. Our son, Korey has baseball now and I run the concessions. We do it outside as we don't have a building to do it in as the girls softball field does. It has been really windy and cold this past week, so couldn't use the pop-up as it would have been blown away or ruined by the winds. So, got wind burn and was numb by the time we left the field. They play double headers each time, they started that last year due to budget costs for the schools. Hoping the weather starts getting warmer and the sun comes out! It would help and it would be nice to have the mud dry up too!  Hope all is well with you!
 

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