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Old 02-27-2005, 12:40 AM   #11
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Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. I am touched.

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Old 02-27-2005, 07:14 AM   #12
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Audeo,
I am sitting here with tears in my eyes, having just read your eloquent account of your mission. Thank God, there are people like you in this world who are willing to make such sacrifices for others in need.
God Bless You and I'm so happy that you are home.
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Old 02-27-2005, 07:21 AM   #13
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Welcome back, sister.

I can only imagine how your perspective has changed over what constitutes a "problem."

If I was more awake I could properly thank you for sharing your experiences with us.

Know that you are most warmly enfolded back in the clan!
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Old 02-27-2005, 06:06 PM   #14
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audeo, you are one of the most admirable people i've come across in my life.
it's so great to hear from you. i got your message, BTW.
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Old 02-27-2005, 06:52 PM   #15
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Thank you for taking the time to share your recollections, insights and feelings. Since the tsunami I have spent so much time thinking about the children who died, and not nearly enough about those who survived.

Thanks for giving up your time and being an American over there for those of us who didn't go, and thanks for opening my eyes.

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Old 03-01-2005, 09:30 AM   #16
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Audeo
It is so good to know that you're home, safe and sound. I'd been anxiously waiting to see a post from you as it had been awhile. Thank you for taking a moment out of your whirlwind to remember us.

I truly cannot imagine how you must feel upon returning home. Rest, recover, enjoy caring for you and your family and remember that amidst the pain, loss, heartache and turmoil that you saw and experienced, your two hands and very large heart made an incredible difference.

I look forward to seeing you back here soon!
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Old 03-01-2005, 09:34 AM   #17
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Old 03-01-2005, 10:55 AM   #18
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Audeo; While in the military, I participated in 2 West-Pac tours on 2 different aircraft carriers. While visiting places like the Phillipines, Hong Kong, Japan, and other places, even San Diego, Ca., I was amazed that there could be so many people living lives that were wasteful, taking more than their share, while on the next street, or in the next village, people were living in grass huts, picking at the land with wodden hand tools, trying to survive.

The one constant in every place was that there were truly honorable people in every culture, and there were those that would leave you half dead for a dollar.

I've seen a man living under newspaper, who was so malnourished that he was litteraly a stick figure. I don't know if he had enough muscle mass to move himself. High rise offices surounded him as wealthy tourists and natives passed him by without so much as a glance.

Whenever I start feeling sorry for myself, I think back to those haunting faces, and thank my Heavenly Father that I have been able to give my children a good life. We aren't rich by any means, but have never gone hungry, and have always had a roof over our heads.

As for you, young lady, you are one of the special people, one of those who do more than talk. Your actions carry the weight of a divine nature. You are truly a Child of God, as are we all. You are an example to me. Thank you.

Oh, by the way, my eldest daughter, Jessica, is getting married today :D . So I'm going to have to cut this short and prepare myself.

Seeeeeeya; Goodweed of the North
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Old 03-01-2005, 10:57 AM   #19
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WOW! Congratulations on gaining a son in law Goodweed! Have a wonderful time at the wedding.
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Old 03-01-2005, 11:49 AM   #20
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Congratulations, Goodweed. Your SIL-to-be is fortunate to be gaining you as a FIL!
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