Only 364 More Days To Go Dh left yesterday
Posted 08 March 2009 - 11:08 AM
As for the girls and myself, we had a quiet afternoon, then went shopping for a few things, and got my favorite dinner to bring home. I left my credit card there, so had to go back and get it. It took an hour to do all that, but the dinner was still worth the wait! We had a slumber party last night and watched High School Musical. Today we're going to watch HSM3.
I don't think the fact that dh is gone for a whole year (maybe 2 yrs) has hit me yet. Hopefully with all the technology today, I won't miss him too much. I know I'll feel better once I know he's arrived there safe and sound!
Thanks for listening to me ramble!
Posted 08 March 2009 - 11:38 AM
Posted 08 March 2009 - 12:01 PM
Posted 08 March 2009 - 12:09 PM
Posted 08 March 2009 - 12:11 PM
My cousins eldest lad went off to Afghanistan this week she is really upset but put on a brave face for him before he left.
sending virtual hugs
I have a
Posted 08 March 2009 - 02:59 PM
Hugs Carla - I trust the good Lord will look out for your family. Please feel free to ramble here any time. We all want to help the time go faster for you. And thanks for the sacrifices that you and your family are making for us! Know that it is appreciated!!!!!
Posted 08 March 2009 - 03:26 PM
Good luck with this!
Posted 08 March 2009 - 04:02 PM
Posted 08 March 2009 - 04:07 PM
We love you!
Posted 08 March 2009 - 06:21 PM
I love the idea of marking off the days on a calendar, but he still doesn't have orders yet, and may not for 120 days. He'll have email, since he'll have a desk job, and we've set up Skype. Dh travels all the time, but it's usually just a few days at a time. The longest we were separated, while married, was 4 months, when Lauren was 15 months old.
And, I found out my step-uncle is leaving for Afganistan next Saturday! My step-aunt wants me to check in with her regularly, since her kids are grown and out of the house. I have a lot of support, and I know he'll be safe, it's just hard being apart.
I'll be on here so much, you all will be sick of me!
Posted 08 March 2009 - 09:10 PM
Posted 08 March 2009 - 09:15 PM
Start your calendar marking with the day he left then. I started with orders because his orders started before he left.
Posted 08 March 2009 - 11:31 PM
we love you and are hear for you honey
Posted 09 March 2009 - 12:59 PM
Thank you all for your kind words. I'm really not that strong a person, but I've gotten used to dh traveling over the years. I'm handling things just fine right now, but it still feels like he's on a normal trip. I'm sure reality will sink in soon!
Posted 09 March 2009 - 01:41 PM
Posted 09 March 2009 - 04:23 PM
I am sure reality will hit but thank goodness for the internet. I remember my Dad being gone often. And over 50 years ago before I was even a thought, lol---my Dad couldn't communicate with his bride. He was not allowed to due to his work. So there my mom sat, all alone in Alaska far from her home in Vermont, wondering (I am sure) what she got herself involved in. But she and my Dad will celebrate 59 years of marriage this year.
I always loved it when mom would make breakfast for dinner. She was pretty strict about keeping a routine, even with Dad not home, so those wonderful special times when she changed the rules were all the sweeter. Dad never would have liked breakfast for dinner. I hope you can build those times into your children's memories.
Draw strength from family and friends, your children and all who went before you. Thanks to all the military famillies who make a sacrifice many of us will never know.
Posted 09 March 2009 - 05:08 PM
When the Power of Love overcomes the Love of Power, the World will know Peace.
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Posted 09 March 2009 - 05:15 PM
Posted 09 March 2009 - 07:30 PM
extended family during this time, that always helped me. I also think that doing the SG52 will be very beneficial and will be nice for your DH to see it
either as it's done or at the end of the deployment.
Like others said, come out and play here when you can. There's a wealth of life experiences here as well
All the very best Carla