Friday, February 25, 2011

Military Life is Like Predicting the Weather

Being a military family, you never know what the future holds. Predicting our future is like predicting the weather, or comparing it to the ever so changing weather. Anywho, we have been preparing for Jesse's deployment since November. The boys and I were planning on packing our things up and head back to Nebraska to stay during Jesse's deployment. It's been really stressful trying to prepare for that, a first birthday party, a baby sprinkle, etc and trying to be emotionally and mentally strong for not only myself, but for my family; as D-day was rapidly approaching.

Last week, a good friend of mine found out that her hubby was coming home early from deployment, because his job was canceled. Well, this job happened to be this same job Jesse was deploying to do, so we had this feeling his deployment would also be canceled. However, no "official" word from San Antonio. This was almost a week ago, and we finally got "official" word that Jesse will no longer be deploying this morning and all his out processing has seized. This is wonderful news for our family, because saying "see you later" is never easy, especially when this was to be our first actual deployment to the middle east(Jesse did a one year PCS to South Korea from 2008-2009).

Again, we don't know what the future holds for us. We do know Jesse is still high on the list for deployments, but only one can hope and pray he will be able to keep his feet on American soil. We also know how time is so valuable and important, especially being a military family. Right now, we celebrate, because we will be welcoming home another airman very soon, who put his life on the line for our country overseas. May God continue to watch over and bless those who are abroad fighting for what we believe in and our freedom, and God bless the USA!

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