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I wish there was a manual for this stuff

September 28th, 2009 at 08:07 am

Saturday was not one of Dad's better days. And I'm just hoping and praying he can make it one more week till we can see him again. We are set to arrive in Hawaii on Saturday afternoon.

He said he was really tired and just not sure why he was feeling so exhausted. I guess he's been having some pain in his stomach so he has a narcotic patch to help with the pain.

He isn't eating much now and when I called my Aunt, it was 3 pm their time & she said he had urinated during the night but had not done so for the rest of the day.

I plan on calling later tonight to see how he's doing.

DH got home yesterday and and it really helped lift my spirits. I think its hard to deal with these things when you feel alone or you are the one that has to be the pinnacle of strength.

It felt easier to handle or deal with when I was in Hawaii with my family and worst when I was here on the East Coast with my husband gone. Now that he's home it feels a little better, just having the company is reassuring.

I am really hoping we can get our orders changed to Hawaii. I told DH that I really don't want us to go to the South, especially now. I know these next few months will not be easy for me emotionally and no matter where he is going, it is going to be sea duty.

So I REALLY hope and pray that if he is going to be on sea duty during this time, that I can be near somewhere that I have family for support. Hawaii would be best but California wouldn't be bad either. However, I have no support network in the South and if I HAD to, I would survive through it even with DH deploying - but I would REALLY prefer that if he is going to be deployed in the near future, that we be in Hawaii or California.

I know one day this will get easier but even my headstrong independent self is finding that I need my friends and family more than ever.

So I'm praying. Praying that I can get to see my Dad alive just one more time and that he can see the grandkids once more (he hasn't seen the older three since May '07) and that we can get stationed somewhere that can get me closer to the support network I need during this challenging time.

4 Responses to “I wish there was a manual for this stuff”

  1. mrs. Says:


    Prayers offered up for you and your family during this time. I am so glad that your husband is home to help provide support.

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    My heart goes out to you separated from your family at this time.

  3. miz pat Says:

    Wow, God be with you. You are in my prayers right now.

  4. LuxLiving Says:

    Hope it works out where you can be with your family!

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