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!!!!
Feb 14, '03
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