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« on: July 24, 2009, 08:36:00 PM »

My husband's leave extension was denied. Actually we applied for the extension a week ago but they didn't get around to notifying us that it was denied until yesterday. This assured that we couldn't go thru other avenues to get the extension granted. Angry We have a date when everyone has to be out of Afghanistan. They should be leaving well before that date, but at least we know the LATEST my husband will be there now. We still have no clue when he will actually be home since this is a hobbled together group with portions of units from all around the country. So where, when and how he will demobilize is still up in the air. He could be on "lockdown" at a base for a month stateside before he comes home. It would be nice if that lockdown is here in our state. It would be even nicer if they let him commute to de-mobe Grin In any case he should be home before Christmas (and our 13th wedding anniversary on New Years Eve Grin ).

We will (as we always do) stay up all night talking and such and then leave here (with all the kids) early tomorrow morning. My birthday is Sunday along with my baby shower at the parish. This will be my first go at having all four kids in a public setting and I am a little intimidated. Initially it was planned to be a welcome home for a bit party for my husband as well. But being induced early made the timetable for everything move up. So it will just be my birthday, my baby shower and our eldest's nameday.

I have planned to ply my kids with Peanuts cartoons tomorrow afternoon to help them (and me) deal with the sadness and stress of my husband's departure. I can't take them anywhere fun as a distraction so peanuts cartoons are the best I can do. If you could pray that we all do well with all this separation and such that would be wonderful. Particularly if you could pray for our 2 year old son Ollie that would be great. He is a mommy's boy by default. He would rather be around his Dad/Baba more than anyone else in the world. And currently he doesn't do well when my husband leaves the room. He wants my husband and I in the same room at all times. This is all way more than he can understand. And I am still coming down from my 10 month hormonal rollercoaster of pregnancy. Not to mention I am supposed to be on modified bedrest for another couple weeks but that will be impossible once my husband leaves. And my brother just injured his back so all the lifting and housework is on me once my husband leaves. So prayer for my continued recovery (despite not resting) and sanity would be wonderful as well.

Thank you to all that have prayed thus far.
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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2009, 08:43:12 PM »

Lord, have mercy on your servants.
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2009, 09:08:28 PM »

Lord have mercy!!!!!!
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2009, 09:12:53 PM »

Wow. You have a lot on your plate. My wife and I will remember you in our poor prayers, Quinault. Lord, have mercy on your handmaiden and her son and protect her dear husband.
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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2009, 09:15:08 PM »

Lord, have mercy on Quinault and her family. Grant them strength as they await the return of husband and father.

Difficult times for you, Quinault. Hugs to you from half a world away.
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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2009, 09:17:33 PM »

Lord, look after Quin and her family! Keep her husband and all in his Unit safe! Be a shoulder to him when he finally returns home!
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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2009, 11:06:52 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2009, 04:19:28 PM »

So a simple thing like dropping of my husband turned into a very complicated phone tag for my husband. When he arrived at the gate this morning they told him that his ticket was changed to the 31st. Then he tried to call the admin in Afghanistan to no avail and ended up talking to his section who told him to get on the next flight anyway. So he is likely in Dallas just sitting around doing nothing at the moment because they insisted he get on the flight even though he would miss his connecting flight. So it looks like his extension WAS granted for a week but no one bothered to tell us that- instead they chose to tell us the opposite. Frustrating morning.....
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« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2009, 05:43:08 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2009, 06:16:14 PM »

Now his flight to Kuwait is delayed until Monday. So he sits waiting in Dallas for the time being. And my body informed me today that I better slow down or it will MAKE ME slow down by hemorrhaging - all because I carried my 2 year old from the car to the front door. (he wasn't wearing shoes and was crying about Daddy, how could I resist?)
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« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2009, 09:33:23 PM »

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« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2009, 12:20:08 AM »

Lord, have mercy!

I really feel for you, Quinault.  I sincerely hope things get easier for you and your family!
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« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2009, 04:52:02 AM »

Lord Have Mercy !And may the Blessed Lord Protect You the wee ones and him....Amen Amen..
 
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« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2009, 09:48:25 AM »

Lord, have mercy upon your Handmaiden!
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« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2009, 10:06:49 AM »

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« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2009, 11:47:11 AM »

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