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Monday, May 10, 2010

Dropping a Bombshell

I must've been too excited about this move. Too excited about a new house, a new baby, a book release, big changes in my life. God must've thought that meant I wanted more big changes.

We got a call an hour ago from my husband's sergeant; he's been activated. He's scheduled to deploy later this week.

I don't want this change. No way.

Pray for us. It's for 13 months in Afghanistan. My husband and I are trying to get a one-month extension before deployment. I think that's the most we can hope for.

32 comments:

Krista said...

OH! Prayers your way!

Mary Campbell said...

Wow - so much happening at once. Hope he does get that month - so much to worry about. My prayers are with you.

sarahjayne smythe said...

Oh, wow. My friend's husband just got back last weekend. I hope you get your month to get things a little sorted out and settled. I'm keeping you in my thoughts.

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

yes, I hope we get that month too! We just moved, for crying out loud!

KarenG said...

Dang it! That is a HUGE bombshell. All the best to you, Tamara. I'm feeling so bad for you right now.

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

thank you, Karen. I'm an emotional wreck right now. eating donuts and crying. yuck.

Kate said...

Oh Tamara! 13 months? Yes prayers for you.

Melissa J. Cunningham said...

Oh my word, Tamara!! I'm so sorry to hear that. My prayers are with you guys. What a hard one.

Sara McClung ♥ said...

My prayers are with you both, Tamara. My sister's husband is coming up on his 12th month now, so I know how hard it can be. I ALSO know that for her, time has flown by and it got much easier with each month. Hang in there!

Keep us posted!!

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

Thanks, Sara! that's really encouraging! I just keep thinking, our youngest will be three (he turns two next month) and our unborn baby will be ten months...

Ralene said...

Tamara...I've been in your shoes, and I know how much it sucks! If you need anything, please let me know. There's nothing like another military wife to help you get it together. My prayers are with you and your family. I hope he gets the one month extension!

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

Thanks Ralene, that means a lot. I know other women have been through this. It's just so hard.

Jay said...

Wow, Tamara. I hope you guys get that month. My thoughts are definitely with you guys.

Jemi Fraser said...

Wow - that's a lot going on - my hopes and thoughts and best wishes are with you and your family.

Lydia Kang said...

13 months, OMG. My thoughts are with you. And I hope you get that extension!

Mary Aalgaard said...

Oh, my eyes are filling with tears. This is hard. Prayers, hugs, cares, concerns. Stay strong, as I know you are.

Annie McMahon said...

Tamara! (((hug)))

Jen said...

Wow Tamara what a change!!! I'm praying for you, this I'm sure is extremely difficult with all the other things you have going on in your life. God only gives us what we can handle so even though right now it might not seem the best he always has his reasons!!!

(((HUGS))) I wish you the best of luck and hope that you are able to update us on your journey or when you get back!

Jo said...

Oooof! That is really rough.

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

Thanks everyone for your tender thoughts and prayers. It really means so much to me. this is hard!!! But of course we will make it. I just hate it.

Aaron and Emily said...

Oh my gosh, 13 months! That totally stinks. Well, I am sure we will be on the phone alot, especially on the weekends (you got free weekend minutes?). Call me anytime.

Emailman said...

Awwww, mate :( I don't know how you guys do it. I wouldn't last a week. I'm so sorry, Tamara. I'll be thinking of you.

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

I do, Em, free weekend minutes. I also have an extra room in my house...:)

thanks Kurt, you're sweet!

Kelly Lyman said...

A lot going on at once. Praying for your family through this time and that you get the extension you're hoping for.

Kim Coates said...

I can't believe he has to leave so quickly, even if (and I hope you do) he gets the month extension. That's not much warning!

Mary Anne Gruen said...

Like everyone else, I hope you get that month. So much is happening! I'll be praying for you and your family too!

Elisa said...

They've got to give you the month! Simply HAVE to! I'm so sorry, Tamara, this is such a stressful thing to throw at you. I know I wouldn't be strong enough to do it. But you are stronger than I am, so I'm sure you can handle this challenge. With the Lord's help. So we'll definitely pray for you guys.

if you don't get the extension, how much time do you have til he departs?

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

Well we talked to the sergeant today, and we're not getting an extension. We dont' know yet what day, but it looks like Friday or Saturday. I'll post later.

AchingHope said...

Oh. Wow. My sister's husband is in the Air National Guard, and I know how ridiculously hard it can be. Well, I don't know know, but I can feel for you. I will def. be praying for you.

Stephanie Faris said...

OMG I'm praying for you guys. That's tough. Does having a new baby not help at all with a delay?

Solvang Sherrie said...

Oh no! So sorry to hear that. You'll both be in my thoughts and prayers.

*LLUVIA* said...

Oh my goodness!!! Praying for you!!

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