Monday, April 9, 2007

Double Deployment Depression

My only two sons are now "in harm's way."

I'm just really at a loss for words. I've tried writing several times and I've got nothing.


Claire said...

Greetings Army Times Three! I saw your comment on the Badgers Forward blog, and I followed your link here. I imagine our sons are somewhere in close proximity, geographically speaking, right now. I just wanted to drop you a note and wish you well. I know the grief that I felt through the process of his deployment, and I can only imagine how that is intensified with more than one loved one over there at a time. I look forward to reading your blog when you feel up to posting again. Take very good care of yourself!

liberal army wife said...

I know. A funk is normal, to be expected etc. writing it down could help, but not here. just privately, just write it all down, get it out. see a counselor if you can.

get back to work in a few days...get the mind working and off the subject. be careful, be safe and take care. Don't forget we are out here for you.


Stacy said...

I am so sorry that you are going through a tough time right now. Please know that we are all here for you. Will keep you in my thoughts.

Army Mom Times Three said...

Claire: have you been posting on the StrykerNet forum? That's been a great help for me.

LAW: when are YOU going to blog again? I'm back at work -- it's a "safe place"; if I'm not at work or home (or at my church) I feel really panicky.

Stacy: thanks for your kind words. I'm afraid when he crosses over from Kuwait to Iraq I will be much worse.

Thank you all for sticking w/ me!

Mel's Mom said...

I don't have a son over there (though SGT Holtom "should have been"), but please know I read your blog regularly and pray for you and your boys daily. No words are really is.

Butterfly Wife said...

I will tell you that I hit my bottom when my husband left Kuwait. That was the absolute worse for me. I wish someone had told me about that. Just prepare yourself and take care of yourself extra good then.

Personally, I think the busier I am, the better I am. Work, house, doggies, exercise. It is all better than being in a funk.

Vicki said...

I have a son named Austin. I will pray for yours to return safe.

be blessed

Sarge Charlie said...

You know this stuff is worse for you than it is for your HERO sons, Vietnam was a walk in the park for me but not my family.