Friday, January 22, 2016

Thrown For a Loop

There is only one thing that is for sure with the life of a military family.  That one thing is that nothing is for sure.

We were sent to Pennsylvania for Jarrod to complete three-year shore tour orders.

We are about halfway through those orders, and we love it here (well, other than the blizzard that we’re about to get slammed with).

But just as we are starting to adjust to being a family of six, Jarrod is being sent overseas for 6 months.

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This news came up very suddenly, and although we haven’t been given much time to prepare, we are making the most of the time we have before Jarrod leaves.

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It has been quite a while since Jarrod has been gone for an extended period of time, so any ideas or advice you have in helping school age children cope with a deployment would be appreciated. 

We are going to miss Jarrod while he’s gone, and I know that it’s not going to be easy, but I am a firm believer in staying positive.  We will always choose to bloom.

6 comments:

Binner1 said...

I know friends who make videos of Daddy reading stories to show and use for those days or nights that may go by without a phone call or Skype. I pray things go smoothly.

Binner1 said...

I know friends who make videos of Daddy reading stories to show and use for those days or nights that may go by without a phone call or Skype. I pray things go smoothly.

Hana R said...

Oh man!! Those curve balls will get ya!! Daddy dolls for everyone!!!

Heather Moffit said...

Have dad send postcards and letters to the kids he could even write a couple a night now and send them already to go. I will pray for you!

Alejandra said...

Aw! I was hoping you guys got orders to some place fun! It's been a few years since John deployed, but looking back, it would have been nice to have freezer meals. I never felt like cooking real dinners for the girls and I, so that may have helped. You are much healthier than I am though, so idk if that would be an issue for you.

Jen said...

Oh boy, those curveballs are beasts! Sending hugs your way!