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Sunday, December 13, 2009

PLEASE HELP ME (Address no longer good, so has been removed)

Here are some pics of my son. SSG James David. scroll through please to see what I am asking. (I cannot believe the response. THANK YOU ALL. The address is CORRECT. I have talked to the postal service and the address I gave you is the only one there is. Also talked to main post office and made sure it was valid APO #. They were kind enough to look it up and it IS. She also informed me that NOONE should ask you where it is going. These are security measures. Max's mom in South Africa was sent home from her post office because they told her it was not a good address and they needed a country. I am so sorry. I can think of 2 things. Explain the the post office it is a US Military address.(they should know this) If they just won't do it you can send it to me and I will send it on. OORRRRRRR just forget it because I am so thankful for this amazing happening, I know you tried and I do not want to put you out any further. 1. This is myself and my boy. Getting ready to go back to Iraq after his 2 week R&R.(Rest & Relaxation) around 3 yrs ago



2, My mom, myself and James at the airport. Taken about 3 yrs ago. (I have to start making sure the date/time is correct on my camera)
My boy,(yes, I know he is a man, but to me he will always be "my boy") has been in 2 wars. The first gulf war Desert Storm, and of course, Operation Enduring Freedom. I have had a husband gone to war, a Daddy gone to war (and uncles, brothers in law) I can say there is not a feeling like having a son go to war. It is very different than the feelings of husband or Daddy. I don't care for it at all BUT I could not be prouder of my boy. Course I would be proud of him if he chose to flip burgers, but I am extremely proud of my soldier boy.
He happens to have a very high IQ (hmm, bet he got it from his mom ;) Can talk about anything and everything. He has many credits towards his degree. In law. BUT, he loves being a soldier. He may finish the requirements one day. I imagine he will. The soldiering always pulls him back to doing what he loves.


3. James in "civvies"
(civilian clothes) He is a good man. (taken fairly recently)


4. James and myself "awhile back" not sure
exactly when



4. In San Antonio Memorial Day 09 after Mom's interrment at Ft Sam Houston. Hard on all of us. James and my mom(as well as Daddy) had a very close relationship. I come from a family that enoys "debating" James and my mom could go far, far into the night. Long after I had fallen out! :) He loved my folks very much. He loves me too. (Long story about my son the Marines and the Army) He has been in both branches and there's no bad reason he switched from the Marines to the Army, but too long to explain here.
Right now, my boy is stationed in Korea. On the DMZ. At the border of North and South Korea.
I can't explain his job there, because he can't tell me. That happens. Some things are just classified. This has happened with my Dad before and happens with my son. Sometimes you don't know where he is, what he's doing.
I know that it is a mountainous area. I know it is quite a goodly piece to get to somewhere nice like Seoul, S Korea. It ain't a vacation area we'll say.
My favor is this. Will you mail a Christmas/Happy New year card or note to my boy? I can't give out an email addy. I can tell you it takes 1 US stamp to mail to his address. Not sure about other countries.
If my son could get bunches of mail during mail call it would 100% make this my best Christmas ever. This will be the first without Mom. Can you make it happy for me and James??? I will never know who did or didn't, he doesn't know about this blog, so I am just about begging for you to mail a card if you have one, or a note if you don't. (It won't get there right on Christmas but that is ok) If you have friends that do not blog and they would send one, wonderful.
I just want his socks knocked off getting alot of mail. I have used every heartstring I can think of to pull.
Pen or pencil ready??? Here is my boy James' address (*NOTE When American military are stationed outside the states, they have an APO plus number address. The APO designates US Military and the number is an assigned number to the base/post in the country. So the post ofice knows to send this by number recognition to the area of South Korea. See? So no usa, no korea is to be added.) Man, thanks to every one of you. Y'all are awesome and I can't tell you what it means to me. Thank you so much and God Bless)

Address has been removed.  James will be leaving late June and returning to Conus

If you noticed how awful I look in that last pic, eyes all puffy, no makeup, you MUST know how badly I want this for James. I just wish I could be a fly on the wall when it happens.
We didn't sign up for cards this year, and as you know last year everything went south and we never got any out. I know I was so thankful and overwhelmed to get all those cards. For James, it will be multiplied. Please,please, if you can send a card or note, PLEASE do. Please ask all your friends if they will mail one. Would be my best Christmas gift EVER. Post it on your blog too please.
Thanks in advance. Did I mention I am SO proud of my firstborn and only son!???
God Bless you all
Jamie
PS He is single, and his birthday is March 1. He will still be in Korea, God willing.
I don't get to talk to him often, but it would be great if on some call in the future I were to hear "MOM! You will not believe this......)

50 comments:

Asta said...

Oh Auntie Jamie

Of couwse we will send him a cawd!! He is vewy handsome and we know you love him sooo and miss him tewwibully and we would love to help make youw and his Chwissmuss happiew if we could.
We awe sending it wight now..
We love you..pleez take cawe of youwself
smoochie kisses to you and Sunny and Scootew and Seamus too!
love
Asta and mommi and Daddi

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

Done buddy :)

And we put it on the DWB news as well :)

love

Opy

Huffle Mawson said...

I will be happy to send him a card all the way from Australia. It probably won't get there til 2010 but that's okay.

Huffle Mawson

Frankie Furter said...

Dear One, Consider it done!!! My sister Lori belongs to a group that does things for veterans in Pennsylvania. I will send her an email with James' addy and a note about is B-day in March.
My card will go in the snail mail box TOMORROW morning.
Thank you for this chance to make a special mail call for one of out treasured servicemen.
Hope he isn't freaked out by a card from a "fur-person". LOL

Lacy said...

w00fs, of course he's gonna git a card from us...me gonna help mama pick out him a nice one now...

b safe,
~rocky~

Petey said...

Dear Jamie,

Mommy didn't even get to the end of your email before she opened her card box and wrote out a card to James. We'll be off to the Post Office tomorrow morning to send it on its way. Told him that every card he receives contains a loving hug from you and his sweet Grandmother. Our apartment is an explosion of holiday decorations at the moment - the creche is up, the tree is in the stand, but only 1/4 of the lights are on and we're just to the "R's" in our Christmas card list. There's wrapping paper in the hall and ribbons in my favorite chair but FIRST THINGS FIRST - Send that card to James!!!

Lots of love and holiday cheer to you,

Petey and Mica and their Mom

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello jamie its dennis the vizsla dog hay how long duz it tayk mayl to git their??? maybe i can add this to my noo feetcher the sunday awards and meem show!!! ok bye

Raising Addie said...

We will send him one!

My husband was in the Army and I know how hard it was when he left to go on a hardship tour. Holidays only make it worse.

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Gus said...

Sending it now. We will tell him we are friends with you and Sunny and Scooter and Shamus. Hope he doesn't mind if they smell like dogs.

gussie and Teka

Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

we're in!
your pals, Morgan & Maisie

Asta said...

Heheheheof couwse I jnew it was you my dawling Scootew!!!!!
the cowboy in my life all handsome on his howse ow flying in his soopew plane..I love you!!!!!! I know that lilly is youw twoo love, but I can be youw little bit on the side, hehehehe

Sunny, you can be a BFF too..the mowe the mewwiew! and Shamus my sweet boy..bwains awen't all theiw cwacked up to be..I love you as you awe you handsome devil , you, hehehe
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Mango said...

We are mailing it tomorrow! At least if your soldier boy man son is in Soul there will be good music, right? A little Ray Charles, a little Otis Redding.

He looks so handsome in his uniform. I can see how happy proud you are in those photos.

Slobbers,
Mango

Mack said...

Consider it done guys!

We, too, are so proud of your boy!

Love,
Mack & Mom

Frankie Furter said...

Hi again, It's me Frankie. I have your son's card all fixed. And as part of my Paw it Forward... responsibilty from Twix, I enclosed ten green papers for him.
Also, I emailed my Sister and she will send him a card.
Plus... please check my blog for tomorrow...
May the Great Dawg bless and keep you and your handsome son safe and happy.

the 4 Bs said...

hey Jamie, our mom is getting out here card and pen right now. his card will go in the mail tomorrow.

woofs!

Peanut said...

You know we are doing it. :)

Lorenza said...

I am going to send him my card tomorrow!
Sure he is going to have a furry nice surprise!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

The OP Pack said...

Absolutely pawsitively without a bit of hesitation, we will send him a card - he is going to be so surprised. You are a wonderful mom to do this for him.

Woos, Phantom and Thunder

Ashley (the mom), Dixie (the Catahoula) and sometimes Lola (the Pit Bull) said...

Hi!
We are new to your blog and we came over from the DWB News blog. We just addressed a card to your son and it will go in the mail tomorrow!
Hugs and Tail Wags,
Dixie, Lola and Ashley (the mom)

River said...

We will send a card tomorrow! We really really appreciate the sacrifices our armed forces make for us (and sure wish they didn't have to, esp. during holidays).

love & wags,
River & mom

Duffy said...

We are going to send a card first thing tomorrow with lots of extra hugs in it.
Luv,
Duffy

TwoSpecialWires said...

It's as good as done!

We are soooo glad you asked!

Lots of love, to you AND your son, our hero.
Jake and Fergi xxoo

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I'll get my assistant to paw one his way too!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

MAX said...

We'll also try and send one tomorrow... I just hope that is the FULL address because it doesn't mention a country??? - but we'll send it exactly as you have written.
Please know that our love, thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
With love
YOUR FRIENDS IN SOUTH AFRICA

Sally said...

Hello! We came right over from Asta's blog - we will get a card in the post too! We will let him know that his Mom loves him! Hopefully it will not be too strange fro him to get cards from dogs in the UK? PS Do you address it to the USA? We will ask at the Post Office...
Licks
Sally and Paddy

The FOUR Musketeers said...

We are sending one to him right away :)

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

I haven't been able to read all of this post for some reason my eyes have gone all "blurry"....must be darn tears or something.

I will read it longer, later on this morning though. I am going into town today, so have copied and pasted James's address and will send him a card (of course!!). I may have missed the Christmas Posting dates for the UK but it will get to him hopefully soon.

My youngest son is called James........

I promise to read this later, when my eyes have cleared ;0(

Your friend from across the seas,
Jeannie xxxxx and Marvin xxxxx

And All The Scotsmen in Kilts.

Our thoughts are with you, and especially your handsome son James, you have every reason to be so proud.

Maggie and Mitch said...

We'll definitely send one out in today's mail!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

MAX said...

Hi there..we're back again...

Please help us too: we went to our LOCAL post office (here in SOUTH AFRICA). We need a little more of the address if we are to send something from here, i.e. Country name, etc...(We are not sure if we should send it the the USA or elsewhere. (?)We are a bit confused this end.
Please, if you get a mo', send instructions to maxdoggie@mweb.co.za
Thanks so much - we would like to help if we can.

Lotsalicks
MAXDOG IN SOUTH AFRICA

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Yes, yes, yes! It will be the only card we send, this year, but it will be done TODAY! We are very thankful for all he does to keep us safe! Merry Christmas to you all too!!!!!!!!

Aire-hugs,
Poppy, Penny, Patches and Lana

MONA AND MOMMY TOO!! said...

Yes of course Mommy will take one to the post office on the way to work. Christmas without your boy has to hurt. Is it Ok if I send my Christmas picture too?

We are thankful for all our military. We are listening to KILT on the radio here in Houston and they play the national anthem at 6am every morning, like they just did, and today it has even more meaning thinking f your boy.

God Bless....Mona & the Mommy too!!

Dozer and Coop said...

Our card is in the mail today! Thanks for letting us know - we love our troops wherever they serve!

Love, Dozer, Dottie and Cooper

Dozer and Coop said...

Mum just put your son's address on her blog with a request for cards! (Sometimes Mum is actually useful).

Love, Dozer, Dottie and Cooper

ClassyChassy said...

Got the address from Dozer and Coop - We will send a CORGI greeting to him! Bless you all this Christmas Season!!!

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

ABSOLUTELY!!! We will so send him a card!!!

(He's very handsome, Sunny!!!)

We're off to pick our cardies up today and we will get one off to him in the mail PRONTO!

Love ya lotsest!!!

Laciecakes!!! XXOOXXOO

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

WOOOF!
We'll send paw prints and happy wishes to cousin James today, Aunty Jamie, you don't need to ask twice!
We appreciate him, he deserves a full Christmas sock knocked off with our doggy cards!
Aunty Jamie, cousin James is very tall and handsome, I probably am at his ankle high, hehe!
You are a great mom, aunty Jamie, my Mom loves your kind and nice look

Joe Stains said...

We just finished licking and sealing up his card! We will drop it in the mail today. You should be proud!

Twix said...

Hi there and nice to meet you! I came over from the DWB news blog and am so happy I did. Jamie, thanks for giving our family the opportunity to show James how much the work he does is appreciated. It is a blessing for our family to help you out in this small way!
Snuggles,
Twix

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We came over from Asta's and we gotta tell ya dat we is gonna take time out from climbing da Krissmouse tree to send a card! We can't thank our soldiers enuff and dis is a small thing dat will make someone elses day so we is happy to do it.

Eric said...

Right after I finish this comment I'm off to send your Mom's boy a special Wiry Christmas card - it may be a little late - heck - he's going to be blown off his socks for weeks!! What a wonderful idea, we could feel your Mom's love for her boy all the way over here, made us all a bit teary but in a good way. And Mom is rightfully proud. Paws up to James.

Wiry wags n kisses ERic xxxx

wally said...

Oh my gosh! This is a great idea and we will send him a special card with corgador love inside!

wally t.

Frankie Furter said...

Hi !! If the responses on Just my blog alone are any indication... that good looking pup of yours is going to be covered over with cards.
Thank you for allowing us to do this for him. It is an honor for me to have taken just a tiny part in this.

Tibby said...

I would be happy to send him a card also! We wish you both a wonderful holiday even though you can't be together!
:) Tibby

Ozzie and Rocky said...

Our mom said she will get a card in the mail ASAP! Our oldest fur brother is in the Navy so we have an especially soft spot for all of our men and women in uniform:)
Merry Christmas!
Ozzie, Rocky (& their mom)

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

We will send your boy a Valentine...he will not expect that in February!
Merry Christmas from the cozy cottage...we are Asta's purrrrry friend

MAX said...

Please send him our love and WARMEST WISHES...seems like it won't work from this end (sob). But we are thinking of him at this time.Love to you (as his mom) too.
Consider yourself hugged.
YOUR FRIENDS IN SOUTH AFRICA

Jake of Florida said...

Done!!!

Jake and Just Harry

Sophie Brador said...

Hi guys,
Thanks so much for your kind thoughts and concern for Graham. Our vet is excellent and has been doing everything he can for our boy. He is curling his paws front and back on his left side. He actually drags them while walking. The issue is in his cervical spine and we are now trying to determine if it is wobblers or a herniated disc in his neck. There are definite oddities in his vertebrae that show up on the xrays, but nothing can be determined for sure without an MRI. The X-Rays were sent to a super expert radiologist at the university who specializes in this sort of thing. For now, we are going to see how he responds to his new meds and take things from there.

Stanley said...

Sweet Jamie!

In the mail tomorrow will be a card chock-full of goober love and smooches. Can't wait to hear what he thinks about hearing from all of these dogs he's never met before (since he doesn't know about the blog, I bet he's gonna be just a tad perplexed... hehehe)!

Your boy is gorgeous, accomplished, and obviously an honorable man. My girl said she doesn't express it enough, but she really really appreciates his sacrifice and yours!

Goober love & smooches,
Stanley

Dewey Dewster said...

Gee Jamie.....we'd be honored ta send yer son a card....why our own Uncle Jim was in Korea before he went ta Viet Nam years ago....We appreciate all that our military does fer us ta keep us all safe and livin' in freedom....we salute yer son fer his service ta his country....hope that he's safe...and wish him "God Speed"

Have a Merry Christmas....all of ya...


Dewey Dewster here....