Saturday, January 12, 2008

Leavin' On a Jet Plane...

Don't Know When I'll Be Back Again...

That has been my life for the past 21 months. My Major Hunk has been deployed for all these months. For security purposes, we can not be given a return date. So, for the past 21 months, I have said, my husband should be home by March-May 2008. Then we were told February. Possibly January. Well, the army motto, for those of you who don't know, is "Hurry up and Wait." I know, you probably thought it was "Army of One", but for those who have experienced the army life, it is the former. So, since that clock hit midnight on 2008, all 432 families have been in a holding pattern. Just waiting to hear word of the impending homecoming. Because they are such a large unit, they will return in waves or parties. So, the past few months have been full of talk of such.

I give you all this history to make this announcement. (I understand that this will probably not be meaningful to you.)

The advanced party has landed in the US. After a few days of reintegration briefings, they will be descending on our great state.

This is not my husband, but that means he will be heading out soon. So, I continue in the holding pattern, but knowing that some other husband (who has been working with my husband) will be home soon, gives me great hope that this long deployment is truly coming to an end!



Amazing Racer said...

I'm so beyond thrilled for all three of you. So proud of all of your growth during this season.