Thursday, October 11, 2007

And The Hits Just Keep On Coming....

Oh dear God.

There are days I just want to crawl under the covers and not get out.

Phone call:
Son #2, who JUST re-enlisted and is stationed at Ft. Bragg and supposedly would not deploy for a year?

Yeah, orders for January.

I am going to have three boys in Iraq at the same time by the first of the year.

Excuse me, I have been craving a good bawlfest all week and damn it, I am indulging myself.

16 Comments:

At 10/11/2007, Anonymous Bou said...

Well there is nothing I can say to make this situation better, nothing. But know I am keeping you and your boys in my prayers. Every night... I cannot even imagine. I can say I think my reaction would be the same as yours... except there would be lots of little chocolate doughnuts involved too. ;-)

 
At 10/11/2007, Blogger Lukie said...

I am so sorry. You go right ahead and have that bawlfest. Grab a big bottle of wine if you like. You have my permission.

 
At 10/11/2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. Damn.

RM, I'm down the street and around the corner. You have the number....

...and I'll ramp up the prayers......

Tammi

 
At 10/11/2007, Anonymous LL said...

Damn.

If you need anything, you know where to find me.

*hugs*

 
At 10/11/2007, Anonymous rsm said...

sooo...

when are we meeting up at Bragg?

Need a friend around there?

 
At 10/11/2007, Anonymous rsm said...

sooo...

when are we meeting up at Bragg?

Need a friend around there?

 
At 10/12/2007, Blogger Army Wife said...

Darling...all 3at once.

I cannot imagine.

Your babies, all in a combat zone...

plus, this is the second time at this rodeo...

that does not make it easier...

 
At 10/12/2007, Blogger David M said...

You and yours shall be in our prayers.

 
At 10/12/2007, Blogger Kat said...

Holy cow.

(((hugs)))

 
At 10/12/2007, Blogger Snog Dot said...

This is just so wrong.

LL, if there's anything I can do for her, you know where to find me.

Prayers every night.

 
At 10/12/2007, Blogger DNR said...

You and your will be in my thoughts and prayers.
God bless. If I can help with any of those care packages, let me know.

Respect,

DNR

 
At 10/12/2007, Anonymous Sparrow said...

Yes, pretty much what everyone else said, up to and including prayers and care packages!

 
At 10/12/2007, Blogger Assrot said...

In my day (Vietnam Era) it was against the law to have all children of a family in a combat situation at the same time. What’s going on here? Did the law change or did they all volunteer to go at the same time? I’m all for a family fighting for freedom together but I’d be mighty worried about the possibility of losing all three in the same shitty war at the same time. God Bless you and your sons. I’ll pray for their safe return. Please tell them Assrot said thank you from the bottom of my heart for defending my freedom. You hang in there mom. You know I think that a parent can go to the military and put a stop to all their children from going to war at the same time if you are of a mind to do so.

 
At 10/12/2007, Blogger k said...

RM, let me add my hopes to all those others. And my thanks to your boys, too.

And I agree with both Snog Dot and assrot. This IS wrong. I was just going to spell out what assrot did, because that was a very important rule. Off the top of my head, I think it arose from an incident in WWII involving five brothers. I'm thinking that there may be a decent chance for you to change this situation.

I hope so very much that you and ALL yours will come through safely.

 
At 10/13/2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

dang. you know you can get one "excused" so they aren't all 3 there at the same time... but one (or two) would probably hate you for it (maybe)... or be mad for a while ...

prayers for you and them.

-- Some Soldier's Mom

 
At 10/14/2007, Blogger ARTEMIS said...

I agree...it sucks. Please consider us all shoulders to cry on anytime you feel the need. You have more prayers behind you than you can probably imagine.

But I also think it speaks volumes for the job you have done as a parent.

You have obviously raised three wonderful, brave boys, and we thank them for the service, but we thank you just as much.

 

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