As many of you know we have family in the military. One of them is Soldier Mommy, she's the Game Master and Master Smiley's mommy. For the last year we have all geared up preparing for her deployment to parts hot and sandy.
Until about two months ago, when Uncle Sam said, "Nope. You ain't goin'. We need you here as support staff."
Everyone stepped down and dreamed of a different summer. A summer that Soldier Mommy would spend with her new husband, the General. The coming months would be filled with typical mommy and wife stuff.
For the rest of us, we just kept keepin' on. No need to change my work schedule, no need to adjust homeschool or weekends. Life would pretty much continue in the way it had.
Until this morning...
"The end of March."
We have a week and half to figure everything, to make a plan, and figure out where boys are going to sleep. A week and a half for Soldier Mommy to say goodbye to her boys and pack her bags.
I'm a patriot. I am. I believe in and love this country. I fully support the military and the work they do.
I only wish they'd given us a bit more time before deployment.
And they wonder why some folks don't re-enlist!