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dh just called and said his tour is going to be extended another 5 MONTHS. he's already been gone for seven. i am so bummed out because he was supposed to be home next week. i really don't feel super bad for myself. i mostly feel awful for dh. he is going to miss ds1's birthday and ds2's first birthday. ds2 was only 4 months old when he left and he has already missed out on so much. i really think i'm the lucky one. i can't imagine going an entire year without seeing my children. i can't even begin to know how hard this must be on poor dh.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying">
 

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I also can't imagine being separated from my dc's.<br><br>
ElderSon is in Iraq; was given a 2 week leave for the birth of his daughter, but the Army screwed up and gave him the leave 3 weeks before her due date! He was able to extend, and was there for the birth, but then only could stay a couple days. I know he left a big piece of his heart at home.<br><br>
Best wishes to you and all your family. War is Hell, in more ways than one.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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I'm so sorry. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"> I know a lot of people that have been extended lately too. My DH is over there for 7 months right now, but I'm preparing myself for longer just incase.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">s is all I can give
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"><br><br>
Ugh...I'm not sure of what to say to make you feel better, sending hugs your way. My fiance is set to be deployed in June, we're getting married in May. I guess I should start to prepare myself, although I'm not sure how to do that.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> mama. So many people are getting extended lately and it is just so sad. Just keeping sending pics and little notes about what your children are doing. It's not the same as being there, but it helps.<br><br>
You could also try to go and do a video recording. I know you can do that in the AF at the family support center.
 
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