Dh Is Heading To Saudi Arabia
Posted 07 January 2009 - 07:55 PM
I know this is an amazing opportunity for dh, but the thought of him being gone for a year is kind of scary to me. And it could be worse...no one will be shooting at him. I know being military, I should be used to it, expecting it, but I've been spoiled. We aren't telling any family members until it gets closer because of what happened last year. But we can't wait too long, since he is expected to leave in early March. We're going to try to sneak our family trip to Florida in before he goes, too.
Thanks for letting me ramble. I just needed to tell someone, especially people who have been there and understand. Oh, I'm not sure how this will effect the convention in October. I don't know if anyone will be able to watch the girls. It's a long way off, but I've already started to worry about that! Ok, I'm done rambling!
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Posted 08 January 2009 - 05:18 AM
God bless you and your dh, we are here for you whenever you need a shoulder to lean on.
hope it all goes smoothly for you
Posted 08 January 2009 - 06:02 AM
But also a wonderful opportunity for your husband, career-wise...
I do not have any friends in the military who have been to Saudi Arabia, but several working for a multitude of Swedish companies on different projects down there. Ericsson, Skanska, ABB, Alfa Laval and so on.
Fortunately, Saudi Arabia is pretty calm compared to some of the other countries in this region, and everybody I've spoken to who is working there only have positive remarks.
Except the wives! I think you should be thankful if you don't have to go with him for the whole period...
There's nothing wrong with a vacation to Saudi Arabia, but I think I would go mad living there more permanently as a western woman!
Too many rules, too confined...
Posted 08 January 2009 - 10:35 AM
I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
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Posted 08 January 2009 - 10:48 AM
We explained to the girls that we have web cams on both laptops and we can see Daddy on the computer and he will be able to see us. Brooke doesn't understand and Lauren is suddenly becoming very independent. She's the one I need to worry about.
Thank you all for your posts. They help more than you will ever know!
Posted 08 January 2009 - 10:54 AM
I will be thinking of you and your family during this time.
Everyone has already said everything and I can't think of anything new.
A year seems so long, but who knows want will come from this.
I hope all goes well.
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Posted 15 January 2009 - 09:06 AM
How old are your girls? My kids were 5 and 7 last time and we made a book. If they are around the same age, I can give you more details. It was very beneficial to my oldest who walks in Daddy's shadow all the time constantly!
I will be thinking of you all... thank you for sharing with us.
Posted 15 January 2009 - 10:29 AM
I will be thinking of you, DH and your DDs during your husbands absent. I will also be praying for all of you, too. The time is long, but the phone, internet and all will help the time to past.
This opportunity does sound exciting for your DH!
Posted 15 January 2009 - 10:53 AM
We're still trying to get arrangements made for a family trip. Dh has his leave all set, so know we can look at airfare and car rentals, etc. I'm sure it will all fall into place.