August Happiness Challenge – Day 20

The “August Happiness Challenge” is hosted by Sam over at One Gal’s Musings.  Run on over to her place to learn all about it!


This post is a mixture of happy and not so happy on the mama level.  Our Marine left today for his first assignment on-board a ship. We do not know when we will hear from him again. We do not know if there will be internet access on the ship or not.  I will be happy to hear from him whenever he is able to contact us. I am happy that he is having so many adventures and making many memories that wouldn’t be possible had he stayed here in this town.  I am happy for him because I love him and being a Marine makes him happy.  I want all of our children to be happy and get where they want to go in life.


Please read David’s August Happiness Challenge post over at Random Thoughts and Observations.

Please also visit our hostess Sam over at One Gal’s Musings.



About Suzanne Gunter McClendon

I am a South Carolina native now living on the Texas Gulf Coast. I have been married to David for just over 33 years. We have 4 surviving adult children and two children-in-law. At this point in our lives, we are adjusting to an refilling nest. I enjoy reading, writing, photography, digital art, fiber arts, and much, much more.
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6 Responses to August Happiness Challenge – Day 20

  1. You will hear from him —not just on a daily basis and not for a long time via internet/phone and depending on where he is. The service is pretty good about having the folks keep in touch back home. Be patient, sweet friend, you will have an address soon on where to send mail. Sending you lots of hugs. smiles

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    • I hope so, but you know what? He STILL has not received his birthday card. His birthday is toward the end of May. We mailed the card like the 3rd of May, and he still does not have it. 😦 It is very discouraging on both sides of it.

      When David’s Uncle Carl was in service, he would write to his mama and she would write back to all of his letters home. While she got his letters, he was not getting hers. Finally, he wrote her a letter that would break any mama’s heart. He was asking her why she wasn’t writing, if she didn’t love him anymore, stuff like that. Well, this upset her greatly because, of course, she still loved her son and she had been faithfully writing to him. She took the matter to a congressman to find out what was going on. You know what this congressman did? He personally hand delivered her letter to Uncle Carl, so he knew that, yes, his mama did still love and care about him.
      It makes me wonder how many of our service people end up feeling all alone and deserted by family, even to the point of ending their own lives, because they are not receiving the letters that their families are sending to them. They need to make military mail a priority, not just an option.
      Thanks for the hugs and hugs back to you. Have a blessed day. 🙂

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  2. David E. McClendon Sr. says:

    He is among the Select Few

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