Nagging... Right now his leave is scheduled for Dec 24 to Jan 6... Hopefully he actually get that time off and be home around Christmas. When a soldier has a long deployment they all get 2 weeks of leave during that time. Luckily for us his is around Christmas. The Army schedules the leaves so that everyone has their leave.View Thread
There are family support group for soldiers overseas. We actually have a person assigned to us (by the Army) about 2 weeks before my son left. She and I talk every couple of days. She is actually a wife of another soldier in Afghanistan. It's her way of helping herself while helping others. So I get to talk my feelings out. The military has gotten much better about remember that the family at home also needs support as well as the soldier needs support.
Several people have asked me to post once in a while about how my son is doing. He is stationed in Kabul so that is good. Unfornuately he was there last week when some insurgents decided to attack the US Embassy. He is fine so that made me feel better. I had some very nervous hours not doing if he was ok or not. I cry pretty much every day thinking about where my baby boy is right now. I try to tell myself that he will be ok. I have to believe that he will be ok. I have gotten to talk to him several times since he has been over there. So that is very good. Communication between there and here is much better than I had expected. But I think some of that depends on where the soldier is stationed. Please pray for our troops all over the world.View Thread
Nagging... Enjoy every minute of your time with your son... Remember that where you are is exactly where I was last year this time... my son graduating from Army boot Camp... and now he is being deployed to Afghanistan next week... He is home with me right now and hug him every chance I get... Let your son know that we are proud of him and that our prayers are with him... Pray for our Troops...View Thread
So far the summer has been great. We went to Williamsburg for a few days as a family. My oldest son will be home for about a week in August. This is 2 weeks before he is deployed to Afghanistan. It will be so great to see him before he is deployed for a year. That week will be good and bad. It will be great to see but bad to realize where he will be over the next year. Pray for our Troops.View Thread
We all need to remember those young men and young women in uniform all over the world... We live in the greatest country in the world... Thank a solider.. They are the reason we are safe each night...View Thread
Wow my nephew is going to be an EOD specialist also.. If I remember right your son is coming here to SC at Fort Jackson, right??? What date does he come here?? My nephew starts boot camp this month also...
During boot camp, about once a week I would get a call from my son... he would call my cell phone because these calls could come at any time and usually only last 5 minutes or less... but I got to hear his voice so that made me feel better..
Once he is out of boot camp, you can talk pretty much every day... When they are on the job training depends if they are in the field or in their barracks... my son has weeks at a time when he was in medic training that they were in the field... he would tell me that he would be gone for 2 weeks and couldn't talk then he would call when he got back... now he is in his pre-deployment training so he can't leave the base again.. but so far he has been able to text me every couple of days to let me know how he doing...
Your son will be fine.. the Sargeants are really good at putting the boys together... they become an unit really quickly.. they have to so they can make it through boot camp or other things later... My son has days that he thinks that he made a mistake by joining but most days he loves it...View Thread
My mom and biological father divorced when I was 4 and I don't have any memories of him at all.. My mom re-married when I was 7 and my step Dad (whom I call Daddy) is amazing.. he was always there for me, more than my mom... he loved to play golf so I went with him any chance I could... he loved to sing, he loved the songs from the Sound of Music.. to this day whenever I watch that movie I smile and think of my Dad... Daddy was there during my rebellion years of my teens years, always letting me know that he loved me.. Any man can be a father but it takes a very special man to be a Daddy....View Thread