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September 24, 2010
Long Story Short....
I can't go into details about his deployment, nor do I probably even know them all (for security reasons), but suffice it to say it's not "as" safe as his last deployment. It also was a shock, plain and simple, that he got it. Of course in the military we all know that deployments happen - that's a fact of military life. BUT, when you're told you won't be going on one, and then your wife takes that to heart and gets comfortable, it's a shocker when she hears one day when you come home for lunch that you'll be leaving.
We are getting down to business though now, already, preparing to move a whole house. I also have to wrap up my Master's classes for now. Because I am seeking certification to teach, I have to have a mentor at a local school and moving will throw a kink in that and set me back a semester or two. Not to mention that I now have to decide what to store, what to take, what to throw away, and what to give away in order to pack. I thought I had until next spring!!!!!
Your kind words, thoughts, and prayers are appreciated. It is what it is, and we will get through it like we always do. I can tell you that I have such a strong testimony of the purpose of families and the roles of parents, and being apart only strengthens it. I know that my Heavenly Father will not give us more than we can bear. As part of Psalms 2:12 says, "Blessed are all they that put their trust in him." I know that Peter will be safe, and we will make it through this difficult time. We are doing all that we can together - trying to build some memories - as a family during the days/weeks that Peter is actually here in town before we move in February. That will explain my sparse stamping. Not to mention that the kids have school, soccer, I have my Master's classes, volunteer work, and we have all of our other normal obligations to meet that don't "care" if we're going to move in a few months. Packing up a 4-bedroom house is going to be fun - or NOT!! ;) Ha ha ha.
So....have a wonderful day and a fabulous weekend!
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