It's not a Deployment? Hmmm….

September 18, 2009 | Categrory: Uncategorized

Well, I just got off the phone with our son who has orders to go to Germany in December. As we are talking about his visit at the end of this week, he mentions that this time is not considered a deployment. He also said that they would give him a chance to come home one more time before he leaves..for three years.

This is very nice of them, of course. We will happily have him home as much as we can get him! During his time in Germany, it is likely he will be deployed for some time  to Afghnistan. But, this is not a deployment. It feels like one. Of course I am happy that he will not be in the line of fire, at least for awhile!

For his children, and for us, who are here at home, the result is a deployment. He is there and we are here, packing boxes and writing e-mails. This is part of the army life, and we are a Military Family.

I am only griping a little. Honest.