The phone rang yesterday at work. Okay, it didn't really "ring" per say, it announced the incoming call with a quirky little cell phones tune. Normally, when I am at work, I do not take personal calls. I'm at work, after all. But yesterday afternoon it was Soldier Mommy and since the clocking is ticking to her departure date I felt I had to take the call.
The news was surprising.
The General, aka Soldier Mommy's new husband, is keeping the boys with him while she deploys.
Out of left field? Yes.
The right thing to do? Absolutely.
The last things these two boys need is a move and a separation from everything that is becoming familiar.