Afghanistan deployment looming

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Afghanistan deployment looming

Postby bubbaansissy » Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:51 am

hey, my husband has volunteered to deploy to Afghanistan and will be going before too long. he has already served a full career in the U.S. National Guard. our children are 3 & 5 and the 5 yr old son is just now finishing up w/ his 1st yr of homeschool pre k. we have about 1 more month.

just wondering how in the world it is going to affect my son. i mean, it's hard on him when my husband leaves for a couple of weeks here & there do to job duties, but a year or more? i just don't know. we're starting to get involved in some groups b/c, i think, it will be good for him to fill some space. we go 1x/wk to library for prek - k readings and we're getting involved next month w/ a group called MOPS. we, of course, attend church regularly, homeschool m-f for anywhere b/ween 30-45 minutes & go to the park by our house.

yes, we fully support our husband & daddy. just looking to see if any of you have any thoughts or ideas on how you would handle this new situation. thanks y'all, in advance.

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Postby Mark » Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:01 pm

Well, here is what I've done, as I'm heading out of country for 6 months..

I've spoken with various guys that my son looks up to at church and
other groups, so that they will be paying some extra attention to him
whilst I am away.
He's staying involved in the band here also.

Mainly, just making sure that he has some of the guys sort of passing
through in my absence.

When he was younger and I was out on patrols he handled my absences
fairly well. It's been a while though.

oh... and pray lots.


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Postby bubbaansissy » Tue Apr 01, 2008 3:14 pm

thanks for the advice, mark. i appreciate it. will definitely do that. thanks.

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