Thursday, September 29, 2011

Dear Deployment, I'm still alive!

 Sorry its been a while since I blogged, but we have had school things, soccer, gymnastics, lots of sickness, and just overall getting ready for fall busyness. But I am still here and alive. 

I have a small confession to make. I am a little excited about having a going away and coming home ceremony. I know, I know, that probably sounds really odd. But, you have to understand that with Air Force/Air National Guard deployments, probably 70% of the time, there aren't ceremonies.

With our last deployment (1st deployment), my husband left in a public airport, in civilian clothes, with 4 other guys. And he came home the same way. There wasn't any hoopla or excitement. It was like he was coming home from a business trip. A very odd feeling.
So this time, I am a little excited to have the big ceremony. We are in a new unit, a fighter unit, so this a mass deployment of 300+ people. I have been on the hunt for ideas on what my girls could wear for when he leaves and comes home. I am thinking pillowcase dresses for departure and tutus and personalized shirts for when he comes home. Any ideas from any of you readers?

 And I have been looking for ideas for signs and how to get banners for when he comes home. Yellow ribbon on our big front tree and a yellow ribbon wreath for the door will be a must too!
 BUT, honestly, I think this is just my way of trying to sike myself up for this. My way of trying to find a healthy way to think about it without dwelling on it. Whatever it is, it is making me feel better right now.
 We should find out in the next couple weeks how long my husband will be gone. He is also hoping to get a new position on base, so keep your fingers crossed for that one. Might be a while before I post again. We have a big air show this weekend, so I am looking forward to just relaxing.

1 comment:

  1. Banners/signs: Go to (or look them up on Facebook) to get a banner for FREE (you just pay shipping). I got one for Homecoming and it was pretty awesome. I ended up getting another free one--they still send me offers!--for our troop to have for homecomings.


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