My husband has left today.

@mamasan34 (6521)
United States
February 1, 2008 11:09am CST
Just wanted to let you know that my husband left today to return to Iraq. I am very sad and miss him already, but amazingly no tears. I misted up a bit but that was it. I guess I am getting used to it by now. I hope he makes it back ok and makes it through this deployment ok. I really hated to see him leave. We had such a good time when he was home. I will be on more often of course!
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@shakeroo (3990)
• Malaysia
1 Feb 08
What a dangerous place to go to. I hope that your husband would be alright and returning to you soon. He has a very dangerous job and I hope that you ar eproud of him. Cheers!
@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
1 Feb 08
I am very proud of him for all he sacrifices! I hope that he will be returning home soon and safely. His job is quite dangerous and I hate that he has to do it. Thanks for the support.
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@lpetges (3036)
• United States
2 Feb 08
i admire you and your family, and have a great appreciation for all of our soldiers. They are the backbone of our country and deserve all of our thoughts and prayers, with much love to you all.. im sure he will return in good health, and with a better country for us. Thank you so much for giving him to your country.
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@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
2 Feb 08
Thanks! that was vry nice of you to say! I feel the same way. I know he and his guys are making sacrifices that I don't know that I myself could make. It takes men of great heart and soul to do that. But with supportive people like you, it keeps us back home going and able to stay strong while waiting!
• United States
1 Feb 08
That is sad news! I know you had a great time while he was here. It really bites that when we are having a great time, the time flies by so fast. Keep yourself busy and these days that he is over there will fly by as well. Before you know it, you will be picking him up from the airport again. My prayers will be with you and him!
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@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
1 Feb 08
It is sad news, but I think that there is a little over 6 months left and he will be home again. I hated that the time went by so fast, but we did have a good time. I am giong to definitely keep myself busy that is for sure. It will help the time go by! Thanks for the support.
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@whittby (3073)
• United States
1 Feb 08
I almost didn't respond to your post. It made me feel so sad to read it. When my son was in the service, it was the most anxious time I ever spent in my life. Our other son joined before this war and it didn't seem so bad back then. This big war wasn't going on and he wasn't deployed. It sounds like you have such a good attitude and cope well. I trust there is a good support group for you where you are? Good luck.
@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
1 Feb 08
I don't want to make anyone sad! It must be hard to be a mother of someone in the military. I know being a wife is hard, but being a mother has to be difficult to. I can imagine your worry when your son was in the military. Thanks for the compliments and support. I do have a good support system here and it does help!
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@howard96h (11659)
• New York, New York
1 Feb 08
Hi mamasan, I am sorry to hear that he had to go back, I know how you feel, my sister is in the US Air Force and she has been sent back there many times already and it's very stressful for everyone. I hope all this ends soon. Stay strong.
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@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
1 Feb 08
Thanks howard! It's good to know that there are people that know how I feel. I don't feel so alone, as sad as that is to say. Thanks for all of your support and I hope your sister makes it back safely as well!
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• United States
1 Feb 08
Oh no! That's so sad :( I'm sorry. But you gotta remember you aren't in this alone! So many people know someone in the army, and we all understand how hard it is :( i hope he makes it back okay too! Thank you to him, for doing what he does for us. And thank you, to you, for supporting him and helping him through it.
@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
1 Feb 08
I am sorry to have seen him leave today, but I am glad that we only have 6 months or so left. There is a light at the end of the tunnel for us now.
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• United States
1 Feb 08
So Sorry to hear that, I also hope he makes it back alright for you... But atleast maybe we could chat in the future and become frineds?? Good luck! Add me as friend whenever you wanna chat!
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@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
1 Feb 08
Thanks that is very nice! I will definitely add you as a friend!
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@megumiart (3781)
• United States
1 Feb 08
Awww I'm sorry . -__- Stay strong, happy and healthy, to both you and your husband. And I should mention, I really appreciate him serving the country!
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@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
1 Feb 08
Thanks! I think that he will be just fine. Thanks for your support!
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• Canada
2 Feb 08
My Dear mamasan! So sorry to hear that he has been called back! Did you know ahead of time that this was going to happen? How long was he home with you this time? I know that you guys had a wonderful time when you were together and I am glad that you were able to have that time :) Know that I am praying for you and your husband and that I am here if you ever need to PM me! Hugs to you my friend! ~Heavens~
@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
2 Feb 08
Yes, he was only home for 3 weeks on leave. He had to go back and finish out his tour over there. He comes home in September for good. I did have a wonderful time with him and those memories will carry me through until we see each other again. Thanks for the support!
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• Canada
2 Feb 08
You are so welcome my friend and my thought are with you until September! :) Hugs ~Heavens~
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
2 Feb 08
I'm sorry you are sad that your husband had to return to Iraq. I will pray for his safe return. Glad you will be back on myLot more often.
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@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
2 Feb 08
I am trying to get my house back in order and trying to stay busy. I miss him alot. It really hits me when the house is quiet. Thanks for the prayers he can sure use them!
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
3 Feb 08
God bless you and your family. Please thank your husband for protecting our country. It's a tough job and a tough life.
@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
2 Feb 08
Sweetie I do hope that he has a save Journey and I am glad that there was not a lot of tears How are you now and how is your Daughter feeling about her Dad being gone again When will he be back for good with you?? Big Hugs to you Sweetie
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@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
2 Feb 08
He will be gone until sometime in September of this year. My daughter is ok with him being gone. She misses him, but I think she is becoming accustomed to him being gone as well. I haven't heard from him yet, but I am sure he is ok. thanks for the support!
• Philippines
2 Feb 08
I empathize with what you're feeling... Be strong.. and pray hard for him and yourself... There will be happy days ahead....
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@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
2 Feb 08
Thanks so much! It really does my heart good to know that there are such nice and supportive people on here!
@laurika (4536)
• United States
2 Feb 08
I know how you feel, i would be probably in same situation very soon. It is really hard to see the loveone leave and we wish it never happend and we can be with them forever. i hope your man come home save and soon. And i hope for you that you have enough friends who will support you when you will need it.
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@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
2 Feb 08
I hope you won't have to go through this anytime soon. If you do, it's tough, but you can do it! Your right, I wish we coul be together forever. I hope my man comes home soon and safely as well! As for friends, I have good friends here on mylot and here at home! Thanks.
• Philippines
2 Feb 08
awww... that was so sad... i know what you feel... my father before always go abroad for work... he always came home after a year... but now he is been there for 5 years... we miss him a lot especially my mother...
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@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
2 Feb 08
Yes, I am sure you and your family know how this feels. It is hard to live apart for such long periods of time! Wow! I can't believe he has been working abroad for 5 years! I am sure you miss him so much!
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
2 Feb 08
oh man, that was such a quick visit, was it only a week furlough? When my father was in Greenland for a year - he saved up his down time and came home a little early at the end of the tour.
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@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
2 Feb 08
Because he is on a 15 month tour, he got three weeks this time. It was pretty quick. I can't believe he is already gone. But I think that this 6 or 7 months will go by quickly. I mean it is already February! he will be home in September. I can't wait!