Im back..after too long..m

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Im back..after too long..m
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Mon, 04-07-2003 - 11:24pm
Hi everyone,

Sorry I have been on a sabatical so long:) I guess I just needed a break. With dh's leaving and everything...just been trying to get by. Saw Dh's unit on Tv last night, I was searching the faces but of course they span so quickly I couldn't pick him out. I think one of the hardest things is that any other deployment you at least get a phone call, maybe even email....and this time all I get is snail mail....I miss my technology:).I am looking forward to classes starting back up....only about 7 more months and that Bachelor's degree is mine!..'Bout darn time..LOL. The kiddo's are doing ok. Oldest DD is the only one that really has any kind of understanding as to what is going on. When she gets too sad she just calls one of her grandparents and they cheer her up. She has had her moments of sadness, but for the most part I think she is handling it alot better...I think it's because everyone drilled into her head that he was coming home. The younger two ask quite often where he is..but i just say "in the field"..lol..they will know that expression well by the time he gets back. The hardest time is bedtime..they are all used to him doing a nightly ritual of playing and stories to put them to bed and I guess mom just doesn't "cut the mustard" at immitating what he does. Other than that, just preparing for the move out of this house, going to go ahead and start painting and doing all of that other mudane stuff...lol. Just trying to stay busy, stay positive...not always easy. I hope everyone is well, and I plan on jumping back in here tommorrow w/ two feet:) Thank you for all the support I have gotten here over the last year....i realized the other day It's been a long time I have been on here:) And look forward to posting to all of you again.

P.S....Hi Rose!...LOL....i'm back:)

Dina, Mother of three beautiful children, army wife to Jay, and full time student

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Tue, 04-08-2003 - 3:26am
YAY YAY YAY Dina is back! I am glad you are doing well! You know I have been thinking of you ;-) Huge hugs to your oldest dd! I am glad she can call her grandparents and get some comfort from them as well as having you there. My Grandparents were my rock so I relate to that :-)

I am on the run right now but just wanted to post a quick HI and WELCOME BACK! Off to get my hair cut! >biting nails< I am cutting a good deal of my hair off. It's past my shoulders and is coming back up lol

Huge hugs

Rose

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Tue, 04-08-2003 - 7:59am
Thanks Rose:)

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Tue, 04-08-2003 - 8:08am
thanks
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Tue, 04-08-2003 - 8:12am
Hi Dina!

It sounds like you're doing as well as you can. You're moving out of the house you're in now? Oye. I'm so confused. Are you moving on post? (I plan on moving on post after DH leaves... that is if anything is available!!! We've been on the waiting list a year now.)

It's good to see you back. No one can blame you for taking a break. It's a hard time at home with the deployment, plus, these new boards take some getting used to. We're not back in the swing of things here yet. It's not our cozy little home on the web anymore!

I'm glad you're back. We need you.

((hugs))

:) Melissa

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Tue, 04-08-2003 - 8:15am
Melissa,

Hey hun, yeah I am moving on post. They gave us priority housing because of dh's deployment...you may want to check into that:) Thank you for welcoming me back

Dina

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Tue, 04-08-2003 - 8:24am
Glad to see you back Dina. I know what you mean about the break and stuff. Hope all is well. Post more now that you are back ;-)

Sheli

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Tue, 04-08-2003 - 8:34am
I sure will Sheli, thanks hun

Dina

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Tue, 04-08-2003 - 2:22pm
just posting another thanks so that I can make sure my post is seen:)...LOL...don't know if im supposed to do that or not....don't yell, if i'm not..LOL

dina