Saying goodbye for three years

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield

Saying goodbye for three years,

Yesterday January 25, 2011 my son and his family were deployed to Germany for three years.  Being in the militaryScott and Jose things like this happen, sometimes more often than parents like.  Well it could be worse, some might say, he could be going to Iraq.  He's been there.  He could have gone to Afghanistan.  Yes he could have.  He has also been in Saudi Arabia during the first gulf war.   So he is familiar with heading to places outside of the country.

Maybe I have been spoiled having him within two hours away for the last five years but that doesn't change how a parent feels when their child is out of sight even if they are all grown up.  I hope that he has a good tour of duty.

Now I know how my parents felt when I left to join the Ari Force in the 60's.

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Sophia Lin
Intero Real Estate Services - Sunnyvale, CA
Sunnyvale CA Real Estate Specialist

Good luck to your son and family and may God always be with him.  Thank him for being of such great service to our country. 

Jan 26, 2011 03:38 PM #1
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional


How sad for you but I know that you are a proud dad as well you should be!

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Jan 26, 2011 03:38 PM #2
Jim Patton
Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816 - Modesto, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties

Don - good luck to your son and his family.   You should be very proud of him.

Jan 26, 2011 05:23 PM #3
Bill Pohl
Tetra Homes, Inc. - Loveland, OH

Don - It's got to be hard to watch your boy leave. But maybe it will give you an excuse to do a European Vacation.

Jan 26, 2011 05:40 PM #5
Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate


It doesn't matter how old, or tough, they are, they're still our children. I wish him and his family only the best on this new assignment.


Jan 26, 2011 10:30 PM #6
Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

I am sure you are real proud of your son Don! Wishing him the best of luck on his new journey.

Jan 27, 2011 12:03 AM #7
Michele Cadogan 917-861-9166
Fillmore Real Estate 2990 Av U, Bklyn , NY 11229 - Brooklyn, NY
Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker -

To you, your son and family Thanks for the service.  Sometimes we forget how much being away affects the entire family.  

Jan 27, 2011 05:59 AM #8
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Ahh, Yes, the proud Father.  As you should be.  Tell your Son THANK YOU for his service.  I am very grateful!!!

Jan 27, 2011 11:40 AM #9
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

Don, It's always difficult to watch our loved ones leave especially in the military.  I bet he's going to miss being close to you too. 

Jan 27, 2011 01:02 PM #10
Erby Crofutt
B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing ( - Lexington, KY
The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY

I spent 3 years "behind the wall" in West Berlin in the late 70's.  He''ll have a great time over there. And, now you've got an excuse to visit Europe!

Thank him for being there for us!

Jan 28, 2011 02:38 AM #11
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Don, first of all thank you to your son for his service to our country.  How about a European vacation to visit the family?

Jan 28, 2011 05:35 AM #12
Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Thanks to all of you for your kind words and thoughtful sentiments.  I am not too sure about the vacation but it does sound inviting.  Hmmmm.

Jan 28, 2011 12:40 PM #13
Laura J. Lycans
Sandhills Choice Realty, LLC - Southern Pines, NC
Your Dream + My Passion = Success!!

My son moved to Texas and took my grandbabies with him. I was lost without him thank god he hated it and came home in 6 months. I feel for you!!

Jan 30, 2011 12:12 PM #14
Cindy Westfall
Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon - Tualatin, OR
ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate

Hi Don, I have two sons and can only imagine how I would feel if they went off for three years. All the best wishes to you and your family.

Jan 30, 2011 12:33 PM #15
Marie Graham
Owner, The Refreshed Home White Plains NY - White Plains, NY
Westchester County Interior Decorator, Home Stager

Don-may he and his fellows all return safe and sound. Many thanks to you ALL for this sacrifice, and your service to our country!!

Jan 30, 2011 06:43 PM #16
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