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My mom is 43 years old today, and she is currently serving in Iraq. She e-mails me whenever she can, and she is always encouraging me and telling me how I can improve my life. She has been married and divorced three times so she has a lot of life experience, and she doesn't want me to make the same mistakes she did. I am happily married with a beautiful baby girl. My mom is missing all the memories with her first granddaughter because she chose to re-enlist to serve our country. She has four children, one grandson and one granddaughter. Many people think it is only young men serving in Iraq, but no one thinks of the mothers and grandmothers that are there. My mom is the best, and she has no fear because she says God will protect her.
— Feanna, Marlborough, Massachusetts