Thursday, June 19, 2008

He's Off...



Yesterday Dave got his orders, and after a whirlwind night of packing, dinner out, and pre-training test taking, I finally was able to fall into restless sleep a little after 1:00... and woke up at 3:50 to get ready to take him to the airport. He flew out on a 6:00 flight to Ft. Rucker, AL.

He'll be home from July 25-31, and then he's off to Ft. Gordon, GA, for more training until the deployment.

It's finally here, and it's a little like getting a bad medical diagnosis... The knowing and going through it is scary and sad and awful, but the waiting and wondering was already painful, so now it can just be faced.

5 comments:

Christine said...

hugs...ft rucker...it's gonna be a hot one! we were stationed there for like a year..ugh.

Shawna said...

Thinking of you Lisa. Good Luck to Dave

Breann said...

Goodness...thinking of you and your little boy, Dave too.

Chris said...

Yay for Ft. Gordon. Too bad I'm not down there to invite him over to the in-laws for a home-cooked meal. But at least he'll have the opportunity to get some Taco John's while he's there. :)

Christi said...

Wow, I didn't realize he was leaving so soon! Will be thinking of you and your sweet little baby while he's gone...take care of yourself, k? And next time you talk with Dave, could you please tell him the Otis family thanks him wholeheartedly for his service...{{{hugs}}}}