Friday, May 22, 2009

May 22nd 2009 Update washington

The FRG sends me photos of the guys with updates of what they are doing. There are no pictures of Jim in here and I was disappointed  I really wanted some of him to be included. Anyways they are training some more before they actually deploy to Iraq. Some of the women are planning on heading to Washington to see their Soldier for the 4 day leave they will get but I am not able to do something like that. I am too far along in this pregnancy to fly. Especially since I am carrying Twins. I would not want to have Twins in an Airplane.



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Saturday, May 9, 2009

saying good bye for the year...the weekend he left for deployment.

This place is not a joke though seriously I  have a whole new respect form my husband after seeing him here....

He gave me a rose in the ceremony... a yellow one like dad gets me.. and he gave is mommy one too but I never got those pics...


This is the couple that we ended up hanging out with when we had free time...



This was the day we left to take him down there...




My hero of the day was my husband who left for a year and we don't know if he will get to see his babies until they are 11 months old. This was a very hard weekend. I was welcomed to the military life. I was able to spend the weekend in hotels with him and see him in between him having to report for duty. I was not aware until I got there that I could stay until Monday but I was able to do so. It happens that his going away party fell on mothers day. His mom, Niece and sister went down there to see him on Sunday also. I had court for Zane on Monday so I had to drive like mad to get home in 3 hours. What a drive considering I had never been to Selfridge before. I made it in good time and didn't miss court. This was my first time dealing with a deployment. The FRG (family readiness group) was there to help inform families of what was going on. The army is so complicated they have groups to explain it lol.... The ladies were making banners for there "Soldiers" as they kept referring to them... These woman I noticed would just stand around waiting for any free second that they could get with there soldier. I made friends with a woman who really helped explain stuff to me. I told Jim Her name was Sara and it was funny as Jim told me he made friends with a man Webster. Turns out it was the husband of Sara. I was glad to see that we both made friends with some one from the same couple.   There is no group events near me and I wont be going to any of the events but signed up for the email list. I could write all day about  my weekend but should keep it rather short. The highlights...


we got lost and it was storming....

The hotel had no openings so we looked for another and got lost...as we didn't want the cheap motel with no Internet.


We ended up at one where we called and made reservations to another from there phone


When the person he paid over the phone by credit card to gave us directions it was the very first hotel we had started at that told us they had no open rooms.


That was where we stayed until come to find out on the last night that the army had reserved free rooms for all the guys. Not just plain rooms but 2 bedroom suites with TV and video games and a fridge and kitchen... Come to find out we could have brought all the kids for free.. maybe it would have broken the tension up some... as





I was so sad that I had to stop my self from crying all weekend. I hated it and I wanted to go home. (I am sure he did to but at the same time it was his choice to volunteer for this deployment) I was so home sick. I missed being with my kids on mothers day. I wanted to stay with my husband as I knew I would not see him. At the same time it almost felt like he didn't care if I was there or not. He went from the man I knew to a stranger when he turned into "soldier mode".  I stayed. the last night.  It was a sad night.... knowing that he would be gone for so long. Anyways... the weekend was crazy.  I know why the women sit and wait to spend any second with there soldier they can now cause then you don't get to see him for a whole year. I cried on the way home but I had to be tough, other wise i could not see to drive and I had a deadline. I  left self ridge after 7 and had to make it by 10 am to court. I am so grateful for google maps.