9.6.08

deployment...

so i've just found out that my husband of only 2 1/2 months will be going to Iraq with the National Guard this coming December...

he will be gone for a year

i'm not really sure how i'm feeling at this moment, but there are a million things running through my mind

we knew that there was a possibility of him being called overseas, but we didn't know when or even if it would happen at all

then there was a rumor about him going in November, but as Paul says, there are always rumors flying around when you're in the Guard

the December date is confirmed though...we will have Christmas day together, and then he leaves the next day

i didn't sleep much last night, even though i took some Benedryl to help with that...it didn't work...

i cried a lot, but not really because i'm scared or worried...i know God is going to keep Paul safe because there is a lot more the Lord has planned for us on this earth...i cried because i just cannot imagine being away from him for so long

right now he's gone for his annual 2 weeks summer training...its only been since Friday that i saw him when he left, and i already feel completely lost without him

i'm not sure what else to write at the moment...i'm still kind of in shock i suppose

however, all prayers, mainly for him, are more than appreciated...

3 comments:

Beauty From Ashes said...

Sara,
I know that this is something that you both were expecting, but I can imagine that now that it seems set in stone, reality sets in. I don't have the slightest idea as to how you are feeling, but I DO KNOW that our God is in control and that He is holding you both in the palm of His hand. He will give you the strength and grace that you need. I remember praying with you before your wedding and praying that God would use your marriage to create a legacy...this is part of it. I love you so much! See you soon!
Ash

michelle said...

Just wanted to say, " I KNOW".

Anonymous said...

Sara, We will of course lift Paul up in prayers as well as all the men serving our country. We will pray faithfully for his safety but also pray for you during this time. It will be tough but you have family and friends and most important God to bring you through and make you stronger! Your marriage will grow, your love will grow and you two will cherish those moments together even more before and after his deployment! God bless. We love you. Uncle Steve and Aunt Carrie