Wednesday, October 26, 2005

QUESTIONS QUESTIONS QUESTIONS...

NO MORE MAIL AFTER NOVEMBER 1ST. Is this really real? Has it been almost a year? Does this mean that it is getting closer to time for our soldiers to come home? Will they be home before Christmas? Who knows...I have so many questions, but can't seem to find anyone with answers. We have been given a date to stop sending mail to our soldiers. We have been told that they will give them a 72 hour notice of when they will leave the sand. I am not going to get my hopes up just yet, only to be let down.

With November 1st being the last date that we can mail packages, looks like I will spend the weekend looking for snacks to hold him over until they head home. Michael has assured me that he needs nothing, but nothing is not going to work this time.

As I look back over the last 14 months, I find myself trying to remember how we did it without really breaking. The first six months were not too bad, as they were at Camp Shelby, which is only a little less than two hours from home. Once December came around it finally hit me I guess, that cold January night when we carried him back to Camp Shelby, for what we thought was good-bye. I think that we said good-bye like three or four different times before he actually left.

I CAN FINALLY SAY THAT I ACTUALLY THINK THAT I SEE THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL.

Counting the days until he is home...

14 comments:

~*~ Deanne ~*~ said...

wow... I bet you do have tons of questions.. but this has to be a good thing. I am hoping his return is sooner than you even expected!!!

Much love,
((Hugs))
Deanne

Kandice said...

Stacy, I'M getting so EXCITED, so I know you are! It's getting so close to the time we all get to see that smiling face again. I hate that I'm so far away BUT..I told him I had to let you in on something, but it'll be a secret to him. Fun things.. *wink*.. Talk to you tomorrow..

Some Soldier's Mom said...

Stacy... I will be breathing shallow and counting softly along with you... it's just about 90 days for my guys... 90... oh Lord... it won't go fast enough. Keepimg you and Michael and all our soldiers in our prayers...

PS LOVE the video addition...

Karens Korner said...

{{{Stacy}}}

southerngirlpls said...

Please accept my thanks for all the sacrafices you and your son have made for our country. May God Bless you all!
Pam ~ Ohio
southerngirlpls@yahoo.com

Pamela Reece said...

Here is to hoping the time goes by quickly! Knowing "no more mail after November 1st" is indeed the sign he will soon be home!

Baskets of blessing!

Crazy Politico said...

Hope the time passes quickly, and that he's back safe and sound very soon.

~K said...

YES!!!!!
I can't wait. Michael being Home will make dreams come true.
I love this news.
Can't wait to hear what Kandice was hinting at....Secrets SUCK...(scrunching nose)...lol

~K said...

Ok your new Alan Jackson song made me cry....Memories of my Mom and StepDad dancing to this song. Bitter sweet memories. Beautiful song isn't it.

Call Me Grandma said...

Stacy, I am so happy for you. It gives me hope.
Praying for safe travel for Michael and a very Merry Christmas. God Blessings on you and yours.

Melinda said...

Mail stop dates ARE a good sign!! :) You may find yourself going through care package withdrawal as I did when Brian's date was announced...didn't like the effect of withdrawal so I just started sending packages to anyone and everyone else. :)

I will be anxiously awaiting his arrival home for you! I remember the excitement, anxiety and all those X's on the calendar. :)

{{{Hugs}}}

Shelley said...

Ohh..((Stacey))), I know exactly how you are feeling. Our soldier told us no more mail after Nov. 15th. (Check out my blog). Can it really be true?!!?

39 days an counting here...as far as we know. And by the way, I loved seeing the recent pics of your soldier.

God Bless our Troops!

Kelly'sEffeminateAngel said...

That's fabulous! Your soldier will be home before you know. Now is when the time will start to low down, so stay busy!!! Hopes for his safe return!

Al's Girl said...

I am counting right along with you. I can't wait until our soldiers are home. Your blog is looking great - I can tell that you must finally be caught up at work - lol. I miss you!



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