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My son is in this Div. Anyone else?

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Seems that the replies are working now????  Maybe it was an IT problem...
Thanks for checking for me ;)

This is my SR's div too. I was hoping someone would start a group for them. If there was not one when i got in tonight I was going to start one. Glad to have one now. Have you gotten any letters?

Hi MattsMom.  Yes we got letters last Thursday,  I am hoping for more tomorrow ;)  How about you?  I see that Div 322 got calls today and one of the mom's in our division said she got a letter today and it said we should get calls tomorrow. I hope so.


How are you doing?

DRod's mom and I must be a day ahead of you mail wise. I got a letter today too. I'm sure yours will be there tomorrow. I was so happy to get the letter. Was really missing him this week. It's been hard to keep the tears in. I even had to get a hug from one of Matt's friends just to make myself feel better. Fingers crossed for Phone Calls.


How are you doing?

I am doing OK.  My older son keeps coming to take me to lunch because he knows I miss Kyle so much.  Just hoping for another letter and REALLY hoping I get a phone call tomorrow.  That will just make me feel much better.  Let's keep our toes and fingers crossed for each other ;)
my SR is 18 and just graduated. how bout all you moms\wifes\gf out there? lets get to know each other and our SR's a little better

My SR is 18 and graduated in May also.  He was a DEPper since October of last year.  I loved the fact that he knew what he was going to do his entire senior year ;) 

My SR is also 18 and just graduated. He was also a DEPer for the whole senior year. We both learned a lot this year with him going to PT and training. We live in Kansas.

I agree.  We don't have anyone in our family who is military so I learned a ton this last year.  We live in California.


My son feels like the "old man" of the div. He will be 23 in Dec. No call, but a very nice letter!! How are you all doing? Only 35 more days!!! For those of you who have not experienced this yet, PIR is so amazing!! It will be something you will never forget, it is absolutely beautiful!! Have a fantastic day!!


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