Â Â âHello Margaret; I don't know if you remember me but I'm one of the soldiers that deployed from Salt Lake in Feb 2003 and I got a reading before I went. There were 3 main points to my reading: 1) That the answer to the deployment was that I was leaving on a Desert Trip and the it would begin or I would be given word of it in 1 day/week/month. You also said that I would be very frustrated at not "being in battle". I found that very funny. 2) That I would return in 8 something, I figured on months from when we left, weeks were too soon. 3) After my questions were answered, you had a long talk with me about my family relations because there was something about a close relationship that needed to be addressed. We then talked about my son who was distant from me due to a legal battle with his mother. You strongly advised me to drop all issues and ego problems and just go and start over. You were very adamant that the lessons I was trying to teach him were not important now. Just go and start over.
Â Â The next week, we received word that we were going to be deployed. During the first phase of the deployment, we spent 3 months at a fort, waiting to go. We watched the "whole war" on CNN. We were very frustrated to be deployed but missed the war. During these months, I did spend time with my son, at least on the phone and just prior to my leaving Utah. I wish I would have spent more. I didn't know what the 8 was for in the reading. Eight months after I left home, on October 21 2003, my son died. I came home, for just 2 weeks. I want to thank you because in my arrogance, I might not have taken care of the important things in my life prior to leaving the country. At least we said our goodbyes face to face and I was able to tell him that I loved him no matter what. Thanks for your help.âÂ -B.E.