i had a similar problem,.... i got shot twice and thank god it got stopped by the vest (6 broken ribs), i sent a letter to my dad giving him a heads up and told him not to tell my mom about it. The marines gave me a new vest and my commander let me keep the old one as a souvenir so i sent it home (addressed to my brother). when the package got home my mom saw the postage on the box and immediately opened it (despite being addressed to my brother). She figured out what it was real quick and FREAKED OUT.
The whole image that i was on a big base away from the fighting (while really in the heart of fallujah) was blown to chit.
The only thing that helped the situation was when i got home and just laid it out for her. I told her it was okay for her to worry about me cause that what mothers do, but she has to understand that ur a MAN and what ur doing is your decision. Though it doesn't make her happy, she needs to SUPPORT you so you can FOCUS on GETTING IT DONE and GETTING HOME.
I know it sounds kinda chiche but u gotta be straight with her man. If anything, you won't have to hear it as much. Good luck.
-Joe- '08 GMC LMM
Twins and trans '98 GMC Z71
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