Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Realities....Full Force

The other day, Brian called his future unit to talk and see what they could tell him.

I got home from my Mom's Morning Bible Study and started in on lunch, not knowing that he had made this call. He came in the kitchen and said he had some good news and some not-so-good news. I don't like when he says that.

The good news is that he talked to the guy in charge of where he'll go. He doesn't know much about what he'll be doing but knows what section he's going to. Plus, he's excited that he will finally get that Airborne tab that has alluded him since he had to turn down a class spot due to our wedding (long story).

The not-so-good news is that deployment is a little sooner than we would like. Most likely when the baby's only 4 months old. The bright side is that he should still be home for Christmas.

We have a lot to do though. Preparing Austin is going to be tough. There's no way to prepare Colten or the baby, but Austin had such a rough time with accepting Brian after he got home from the last deployment. I'm hoping school is a good distraction for him...as well as his cousins being in the same area. I really worry about him this time around as he's older and will most likely have a lot of tough questions. Tough questions that usually have tough answers.

So, we are back to facing the realities of a military family full force. Before we even get to Fort Bragg. We knew they were there...I think we were just ignoring them until it hit us in the face.


jilljohnandhope said...

Oh, Kerum. Praying for all of you.

Alisha Lofgren said...

Oh Kerum, I am sorry to hear about up coming possible deployment. This is the Army, it's going to happen sooner or later. I know it's tough, I was sort of not wanting to deal with reality until we had to say goodbye to him at the hangar.
Austin may do better than you think. Keep him busy with school and other activities. I thought Kaleb would have taken it harder, but he's doing better than I expected. He says he misses daddy every day. We are able to see him on Skype every other day or so, this helps too. Sometimes no matter how much you try to distract them, they still miss daddy. It's ok, just talk about the good times you all shared together before he leaves.
I will remember you all in our prayers.

Brian and Kerum said...

Thanks for the prayers guys. I'm not too worried about things right now. We knew it was coming, but just didn't know when exactly. We are just glad that we have a month in mind now and can't have time to prepare Austin (as well as everything and everyone else!). I'm just so thankful that I don't have to worry about unpacking a house by myself or having a baby by myself! Other military families don't have that luxury! :-)