Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Army

Well.. what can I say? It's the United States Army. We were told, and have it on paper that Ben was supposed to be deploying the 14th of December to go overseas. Well, this morning we get a phone call and got told that his flight was pushed up to the 13th and that it's really early in the morning. ( I cant give specific dates, times, or locations for his safety). I broke down right then and there and just started bawling. I know that he has to go over but it is just not fair that they take a whole day and a half away from us the week of his deployment. I think that if they are going to do this kind of stuff once it is on paper it should be final. I mean we had made plans for family to come down and everything and now it is all messed up. IDK. I know the whole Army life and that you should never take anything they say seriously until last minute because they change their mind all the time and when you get your hopes up for something it always comes crashing down in front of you.
I just can't believe that he is leaving in a few days. I know that everything is going to be okay and he is going to come back home to me but it still sucks knowing that I won't get to lay next to him in bed, snuggle with him, give him kisses or hugs or anything for a whole year. It is really depressing but I have some big plans for while he is gone. Our neighbor down here is going overseas as well so me and his wife, Stacey, and their daughter, Libby, are going to be living together in IL, where they are from, while our husbands are gone. Also for my 21st bday I plan on jumping out of a plane and then the day after that one of my really really good friends gets married, then its my birthday, then my nephews one year birthday party, then Ben will get to come home for 15 days for mid tour and during those 15 days we will hopefully get to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary. Also while he is gone I am going to learn how to cook alot better, like gourmet meals and what not. I watch the Food network channel all the time and I love it! I graduate college this Friday so I wont have that to keep me busy so I thought this would be a good thing to keep me busy with! Also I will have Stacey and Libby to keep my company as well!
Well I'm done rambling for now. Please, again, keep Ben in your prayers and all of our other soldiers that are already over and are going over to fight for our country! God Bless and Happy Holidays!


  1. I cant say that I know what you are going through because I dont but I will pray for you and your family and I hope been comes home safe and sound. If you ever need someone to listen I am here for you. Stay strong :) Miss you!

  2. sorry i spelled ben's name wrong!!! :(


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