Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The good and the bad

The good news is hubby may be coming home soon. As early as next week. The bad news is he will be back in another unit that will possibly be deploying as soon as this summer. It seems the Army is up to some more restructuring and that messes up a lot of things. If and when he gets back these 2 months will not count toward another tour which will be another 12 months started all over again. With luck things will change for the best, but who can predict the future, especially the future of a soldier. The kids are excited though. I kind of downplayed the leaving part and told them their dad just might be home very soon. I didn't want to get them too excited, but they are anyway. I will keep you all posted.

Everything else in Hawaii is going great. We still have nice weather. A little rain here and there and of course I saw another rainbow this morning. A huge one. I feel sorry for all of you out there who are affected by the snow and ice storms and hope that the winter comes to an end very soon. We don't get many changes here so that is something you can kind of count on, except for the 40 days of rain last March and April, everything usually stays sunny and bright.

I should be able to do a little blog surfing tonight after American Idol so I don't miss anything going on out there.

8 comments:

Linda said...

Christina - that is great news. I think this might be a great time for him to be able to get home. Perhaps by the time it's time for him to redeploy things will have settled down a bit. We certainly pray so.

Pamela said...

Christina, It will be so wonderful to have your hubby home and I agree with Linda, perhaps they will have a better handle on things with so many being deployed. A friend of our daughter's is being deployed for 18 months. That seemed awfully long to me. He and his wife have a 20 month old and a 10 week old. Take care and I will keep you in my prayers. :)

Sandra said...

Chris I feel for you hon. The Air Force is undergoing restructuring too and it's messing everything up.

I will keep you guys in my prayers and hope that he does NOT have to redeploy after this.

Hugs,
Sandra

Sioux said...

Bless you and your husband and your family for all you have given up and done for the rest of us!

Love your saying about the books. This fall my husband's cousin, a former book store owner, came to our home for the first time. Her eyes about popped out as she said something like, "Well, you do have some books." We are avid readers with stacks of books in every room.

I also like the saying, "So many books, so little time."

Barb said...

I can understand that your kids are excited. I'm sure they're used to this but it's got to be hard to have their dad gone. I hope you guys get lucky and he doesn't have to deploy again. You have no idea how much I appreciate the sacrifices military families make for all of us. Maybe this time, it will work in your favor.

Can't remember the last rainbow we saw here. But I'm sure looking forward to the next one! I wonder what a rainbow would look like, reflecting down onto snow. Sigh.

Jen said...

Military Days.....I dont miss the confusion. I know they are so excited....keep us up on it.
Your rainbows sound so wonderful.....have a great Thursday Chris.

Charla said...

Hey girl, I'm so happy that hubby gets to come home soon! I know how excited you must be right now! I pray that he doesn't have to go back over so soon!

I too have been worried that with everything going on Steve will have to go back over! All we can do is take it day by day and try to enjoy every moment we have with our men. None of us have any control over the future! We know that there's always a possiblity of re-deployment! That's the chance our men took when they enlisted and it's the chance we all took when we fell in love with a soldier!

Whatever happens, know that you have your friends to turn to for support! We're all one big military family! Our soldiers took an oath to never leave a fallen brother behind in the field and we wives and girlfriends will follow the same. We all love and care about you, and we will be here for you no matter what!

((BIG HUGS))
Charla

Lady Laurie said...

Dear Christina,
Glad to hear your hubby will be home soon. The thought of him being deployed again must be so stressful. Take care of yourself.