Thursday, June 5, 2008

BANG! Just like that.

Your world can change in an instant. We all know that. Tonight our world changed (again, as if my Grandma's passing wasn't enough right now) with the ring of the phone and Rob's Reserve commander telling him that he's getting mobilized. I can tell you that at first I was totally calm and collected. I knew God would take care of us and everything would be alright. Then I did a dumb thing. I thought about the kids. OK, so not a dumb thing, but now I'm an emotional wreck. See, every day, first thing in the morning Gabe asks if Daddy's coming home from work that day. Every time there is a noise in the front room Zion thinks it's Rob coming home from work and runs in there yelling "Daddy, Daddy, Daddy!" and Gideon will likely have passed his first birthday by the time he sees Rob again. This sucks. I know there are tons of moms, and even some dads, are going through this. I know a lot right now but that doesn't help my heart. Especially since Rob and I had decided that now would be a good time for him to leave the Reserves and September should have been his last weekend. So now, instead of having to deal with him being gone one weekend a month and two weeks a year, Rob will probably be physically absent from our lives for approximately a year starting July 24. Only five weeks from now. We really need your prayers right now. We will find out the details tomorrow and I'll post again.


Mashel said...

Wow Julie, you are in my prayers. I can't even imagine. Do you know where he is going yet? Keep me posted.

Crystal said...

Julie, I'm so sorry. That sucks. I hope it all works out for you guys.

J said...

Our hearts go out to you and Rob and the kids. We actually haven't had the experience since we've been married, but we have some idea of the challenges ahead for you. Mark's brother Ben just came back from Iraq and we are relieved. Ben and his wife Cecy were faced with separation very early in their newly wedded life together. About half of the time that they've known each other, they have had to be apart because of Ben's military obligations. We also feel for you because Mark has a similar military background as Rob. So we're thinking about your situation as if it were us. It's a good thing that you live close to your family. We will certainly be thinking about you and Rob and the kids. Juanita and Mark Scott