My husband is now in Riyadh

@4cuteboys (4102)
United States
May 27, 2007 6:32pm CST
He text messaged me to tell me he made it. I dont know why but I think knowing he's that far away (not sure how far, but it seems like an impossible distance) makes me cry. I hate this. Sometimes I really hate the military life. I wish he could get out. Thankfully he's been in 14.5 years, and will only go to twenty in the military before he can retire. But unfortunatly that seems like alot more deployments like these will be in our future :( Sorry, just had to vent.
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@ParaTed2k (22980)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
27 May 07
I'll add him and your family to my daily prayers. If there is anything I can do to help your family, just let me know! As far as I'm concerned your husband is just finishing the job that "diplomacy" prevented of me and my fellow Gulf War vets back in 91. Vent all you want, you're just as "in" as the troops, the only difference is the mission, uniform, and (of course) pay.
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@4cuteboys (4102)
• United States
27 May 07
:) I cant even compare myself! Especially with the people deployed to Iraq. I can't even imagine :O( My mission is to stay sane for 6 months. Hope I can do it!
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@ParaTed2k (22980)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
28 May 07
That is exactly how you should see it. When I came back from Desert Storm and my wife and I started talking about what we went through, we both admitted that we couldn't have done what the other had to do. I hope that is you two after he comes home.
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@4cuteboys (4102)
• United States
28 May 07
Me too. I sure hope so. I worry too much. I wish I could go to sleep, and wake up in 6 months!!!! :)
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• United States
28 May 07
Hugs to you, I can't imagine how hard it must be. I am glad he arrived safely and was at least able to contact you. Vent all you want and no need to be sorry about it. Life can not be easy for you right now. Wish I live closer to give you a hand with the move coming up. Hopefully these next 6 month will fly by and before you know it he will be home.
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@4cuteboys (4102)
• United States
28 May 07
Yes, I was glad too. We have to be careful with the phones though. Its an (omg dont pass out)$2.29 a minute if we call on the cell, and like 60 cents for him to send a text, and 15 to recieve. Phone cards are cheaper, but this is good in a pinch I figure. Like when I go into labor. haha!!!
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• United States
28 May 07
OMG!! that is outrageous! You would think cell companies would give a break to the troops and their families! But at least you have a way to contact him when you need to.
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@4cuteboys (4102)
• United States
28 May 07
Yeah the text isnt SO bad, I can live with that as long as we dont abuse it. But omg $2.29?! it's probably cheaper to call one of the 1-900-sexlines. lol. You would think, and we signed up thru cingular under a special military plan, you think they'd have some deal for military, bah. Apparently that is the special price for "world travelers" wow, hate to see the not special price!
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• United States
28 May 07
no honey, please vent. this is a hard time you're going thru. you need to express your feelings. it's scary, and i wish i knew what to say right now. please know at least we mylotters are here. i assume all military families are going thru so many emotions. my hubby was honorably discharged soon after 9/11 (sorry, i KNOW this doesn't make you feel any better), but i'm just saying you are close to my heart, cuz i can't imagine what you're going thru. just know you're in my prayers and he as well for a safe return home! especially with a new baby boy on the way!!
@4cuteboys (4102)
• United States
28 May 07
aw thanks! i just wish he could get out. I worry about him, and what's worse is i'm sure the next time around will be Iraq and dealing with detainees and all that. Saudi seems so much safer, if that's even possible. I wish he could just stay home. I can't wait til he's out. You are so lucky :) I wish I was you..lol!
• United States
28 May 07
no honey, don't wish you were me. you're hubby is a true hero. not sayin mine isn't but he was in the reserves, and did his time, then he was out. he's proud of the time he did, but feels almost embarrased that he's not over there with all the rest now. it's been kinda hard on him. BUT i can't imagine having 4 boys, + one coming soon, i'd be so scared, and i will pray for you everyday that you will be ok and that he will be ok. my friend's nephew is in saudi. it's still freaky, it doesn't matter. plz PM me or anything if you need anything. i may not be by you geographically (sp?), but i can listen at least on here.
@4cuteboys (4102)
• United States
28 May 07
thanks, you all are the best. aw your poor hubby. I think it's good he's out! I can't wait til mine is. Selfish I know. I know I could never be in the military. I am not strong enough!
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@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
28 May 07
I feel for you. I would be venting like crazy. 6 months is a very long time to be without your husband. Was he in the military when you met him? I'm glad that he is safe. Maybe mylot will help keep your mind off of just a little bit.
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@4cuteboys (4102)
• United States
28 May 07
Yes, I think mylot will help. Otherwise I would probably just be laying in bed awake being sad. Yep, he was in the military when we met. He had a really bad surgery and hadn't been deployable though, so we never had to be apart. And the worst part is when he comes home he has to go to an academy for 6 weeks!!
@Swtrose (3399)
• Canada
28 May 07
I remember you every day in my prayers. I wish we lived closer so I could come comfort you, but Know for the next six months I'll be there in thought.
@4cuteboys (4102)
• United States
28 May 07
Your the best. I know for a fact i'd be a big wreck if I couldnt come here :) I wish you lived closer too, it's so unfair!!
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• United States
28 May 07
You go ahead and rant if you want that is why we are here on mylot. We have come together to make a few cents on our postings, but also to help each other out. I have never been around anyone in the military so I cannot say I know what you are going through. I can say I am sorry he is in Riyadh and I hope he comes home to you safely. Take care and if you want to rant then this is the place to do it.
@4cuteboys (4102)
• United States
28 May 07
Yes, I agree. I would gladly forgo my few cents per post. I would still stay here. There are many nice people on this site. I am so glad I found out about it.
@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
30 May 07
I'm glad to hear that he got there safe- I will be thinking of him and you and your family- I know it stinks! My brother has been in the army since 1990 and is retiring after 20 years also- He is currently serving in Iraq- 15 months- he has been there almost 4! He also went to Saudi during Desert Storm- I'm hoping that he makes it home safely- I pray for all of our soldiers- but I feel for their families-! Cry! Vent- do whatever it takes to feel better! We'll listen!
@webbuff (926)
• Philippines
28 May 07
sorry to hear that you missed your husband. This things happen, one day he can deploy in any other country. but you got to be strong, you gotta pray hard everyday and be close to your friends to support you.
• United States
28 May 07
Just a minor suggestion for you. An army friend suggested it to us and it turned out to be true from Australia, at least. Have your hubby check on local cell phone plans. It costs something ungodly for me to call Australia, but once he bought his pay as you go cellphone over there my husband found he could call me for 29 cents a minute on his plan. And, then they have some weird turbo-charge plan so the triple the amount of money he puts on his phone as a credit, so it ends up being less than 10 cents a minute for him to call me. Being able to talk to him once a week makes his being halfway around the world easier. Likely your husband will also know when it is a good time to call you and you won't have to guess if it's a good time to call him. And, just in case no one else says it today, thank you for the service you and your husband give to our country. I may not have a military family, but I appreciate those who do.