Well it's official we are jumping back on the deployment roller coaster. I am having a little trouble wrapping my brain around this new fact even though I have known it was a possibility for a little while now. This deployment feels different, a new unit, new soldiers I don't know. I have no role at present in the Family Readiness Group (FRG) for the first time ever that Paul has deployed. Which means I don't know any of the families that will be left here on Fort Lewis during this deployment,so strange. This was suppose to be our break time before deciding if Paul would continue his career in the Army or retire in the next year or two.
Not sure how to tell my children, I know we are choosing not to tell them for the moment. Especially since Paul has only been home for 7 months from his last Iraq deployment.The boys are doing so well in school this year our main concern is to let them have a normal school year if that is possible.
I am not going to pretend to be a writer during this time leading up to his deployment or during the duration. I simply thought this blog would be a good way for me to express my feelings & let civilians who have no idea what happens during a deployment get a glimpse of my world. At times it may be happy at others it may be sad or angry, so if you don't like what you see please feel free to not read.
For now we will go on with the childrens winter break from school and all the fun Christmas activities. We will not take one single second or tradition for-granted because we know next year Paul will not be here to enjoy them as a family. It makes everything a little bittersweet instead of joyful.I hope you all hug your husbands and children a little closer tonight- realize how lucky you are to have them home with you. Then please offer up a little prayer for all those serving who aren't that lucky this year & who make it possible for you to be home.