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My SR has a SIS who is 11 years younger, and the 2 are inseparable. I can't get her to write to him anymore or even talk about him. I know she's heart broken. And I know he is, by reading his letters. Is anyone else in this situation?

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Our SR has a younger brother 17 and younger sister 15.  Our younger son is doing well and sending updates on some of their favorite tv programs.  He seems to be fine.  Our daughter is kind of funny though.  We have had to make her write which is strange.  She has however, started sleeping in our SR's room.  First it was that her room was too messy, then the mattress was more comfortable. Today was Super Hero day at their high school for homecoming and she wore her Navy Sister t-shirt.  I shed a few tears...

awe!!!  my eyes are watering!
My daughter is only 7. I talked to the guidance counselor today so she's going to talk with her a couple of times a week. When he called yesterday it was like the phone was gonna attack her she seemed afraid. I know her little brain is trying to digest everything. Then I read his letters to her and I know what he is doing as he writes which is breaking my heart. I'm so afraid that their unbreakable bond is breaking. Ya know?
Do you think she is afraid he is going to be hurt in his Navy service?  Talking with a school counselor will be a good window into her emotions.  I cannot imagine these sweet brother/sister bonds will be broken!  For your babies or mine...
that is what i was kind of thinking beckmcs.  nicely said.  Good Luck PMSing!!
We have a daughter who is 12 and I think has struggled in her own way with her brother leaving, but she has a very big heart and her way of coping is to help others.  (Her mission recently is to find a way to personally help local pediatric cancer patients!)  I asked her and she would love to correspond with your 7 year old if she's interested in talking to an "older" younger sibling who is going through some of the same things right now.  Let me know and we'll figure something out!  It's tough on these kids too...not just mom and dad!!
Love, love love the Navy family support! 
B o made you laugh earlier, and you just opened my heart. Yes. I think that would ne great. I'll send you a message tomorrow. I'm in bed and exhausted. Thank you!
And beck I've been saying that all along. You are all like my .second family (twice.removed) lol
Yes my SR has a younger sister by 2 years. Can't get her to write or even talk with out tears. I am hoping that he gets some liberty so they can reconnect a bit. Great ideas for the support. I agree on the second family. This site has helped termendously!

First time to this group!

My SR has 3 younger brothers and a sister.  She was so excited to get to speak to him after BS!  I have found that while some bonds are strained by the separation, new bonds have been created, as they talk about their brother and pray for him.  My 7 year old doesn't really understand that his brother is gone for a long time, not yet.  Brother/sister bonds are never really broken - they just stretch when they need to!


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