getting deployed

  1. Ok folks... Im back for now. We just got processed for deployment. I got all my shots... Anthrax, yellow fever, ect. But then, they pulled us into a room, one by one, and asked for volunteers to go. Of course, I said HELL NO!! that dont mean that Im not going, just the ones that said yes get pulled first. so far, 5 out of our 30 person unit is going. SO FAR. Anyway, good to be back after 2 weeks, and would like to thank everyone for their support and prayers. IT WORKED!!!



    Well its official... For those of you who dont know me, Im a nursing student, and a soldier in the army national guard. I just got ordered today to active duty. I leave on Tues. It sucks because Im so close to being done, and will have to quit school. Meaning, This whole semester wasted, start over another time. Sucks again, because I have two little ones (2yrs old and 4 yrs old) and an active duty army husband, whos not going anywhere, but works 16 hr days. (p.s. its 11:41... hubby still not home from work.)
    Guess Im just frustrated and scared. Not for what Ill be doing, (im a nurse in the guard), but for my kiddos. Will miss them much. They are too little to understand that Im coming back eventually, dont want them to think I deserted them, and my 4 yr old sees all the war stuff on tv.
    Anyway.. I will return and check in with everyone... Probley change my name to "nurse-n-boots" lol.... Wish me luck!!!!
    Last edit by StrugglinStuden on Mar 2, '03
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  2. 53 Comments

  3. by   WalMart_ADN
    GOOD LUCK...............and THANK YOU!!!!
    it must be so hard to leave the kiddos......thoughts, prayers, and good wishes are with you and the fam.....
    (((strugglin)))
  4. by   kaycee
    Thank you for your service to our country, hugs to you and your family and stay safe!!!
  5. by   angelbear
    Thank you for the sacrafice you are making for your country. Your children will be proud as will we. Prayers and best wishes to you.
  6. by   cactus wren
    Another big THANK YOU....and I`ll rememner to keep you in my prayers.....
  7. by   SandyB
    Another THANK YOU. Hope this is quick and you are home soon.
  8. by   bagladyrn
    Thank you so much for your service! Just want to tell you how much I admire you. Your family should and will be proud of you. Keep in touch when you can and hope to see you back soon.
  9. by   renerian
    Thank you and God Bless you...........

    renerian
  10. by   Navy1Nurse
    Good Luck to you, I've got one foot out the door as well. I'm on 48hr Stand-by to deploy, and My bags are packed.. Heading to that sandy place we hear so much about on TV.
    Did you get your Anthrax and SmallPox immunizations yet??, I got mine a few weeks ago..


    Greg
  11. by   opalmRN
    Originally posted by StrugglinStuden
    Guess Im just frustrated and scared.

    As are most of us. I am also former military.

    We will watch over your babies and husband and
    His eyes will watch over you.

    God speed,
    Cathy
  12. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Former military here sending you a big thank you and wishing you the best. I could not do it w/kids, so I got out. I feel for you but appreciate your willingness to serve. The Good Lord be with you and your family in this trying time. Dont' forget to make use of all family services to you on post. Thank good ness your dh is staying put; that will take a lot of strain off the kids. That was why I got out. I wanted one of us to remain home. I wish you well and a safe return SOON!!!!!!!:kiss
    Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Feb 14, '03
  13. by   nursenoelle
    Thank You and God Bless you for the service to all of us. We are all on pins and needles over her, waiting for the call when they tell us that my little brother has gotten his orders. He is Airborne Infantry so it is just a waiting game. My thoughts and prayers are with every one of you brave men and women who are much stronger and braver than I will ever be. Keep us posted.


    -Noelle
  14. by   2amigos
    I just want to add my "Thank you" to the rest. You will be in my thoughts and prayers!

    Cheryl Moore

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