Friday, January 05, 2007

Sorry...:o(

Sorry I didn't blog last night. I wanted to, but didn't want to be a downer. My emotions have been a mess. Chad leaves for Fort Bragg Saturday morning and the closer it gets here the more my stomach hurts. Why can't I be stronger? He's been at the base for the better part of the past few days, in trainings and briefings...just getting his stuff ready to go. I feel robbed of what precious time we do have with him. Really all we have left is this evening and that's it. Tonight he wants frybread for his last dinner and his favorite pudding cake, so I will gladly make it for him. I have LOTS to do today, but I will share more with you all later. Time to hit the showers...in speedy fashion since we still don't have a new water heater. It stays hot long enough for me to take a quick shower, but not long enough to shave my legs...and shaving off goose bumps just doesn't sound good to me.
P.S. If you've emailed me and haven't got a response yet, I haven't forgotten about you....honest!

23 comments:

DENISE IRVINE said...

STAY STRONG!...THIS IS GOING TO BE SO HARD FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY...BUT FROM WHAT I READ ABOUT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, I KNOW YOU WILL GET THROUGH IT...MY HEART IS WITH YOU!

Chickenbells said...

Good heavens, no truck AND no hot water heater? Cruds!

You know what? Just cry and cry sweetie, it will make your stomach feel so much better...it's OK to be sad, or feel whatever you need to, especially in the shower (no one will ever know) and it's OK to fall apart sometimes, then you can come back stronger and enjoy yourself for the time you do have left with him...you're his mommy...we already know you're strong!

Big hugs and kisses to you...

Cee said...

Be encouraged, Jolene!

When you get time, please share your recipe for the pudding cake.

Jacquie said...

Hugs to you. You and your family seem to have a wonderful connection, they will help you get thru this.

Briana said...

My heart breaks for you! I can't even imagine what it's like to watch your son leave. You poor thing! HUGS from cyber land!

~Telah said...

I know it's hard to be strong but you can do it. Tell him "Thank You" from one of your blog buddies for what he's doing for our country. And thank you Jolene, for raising a son who is willing to go.

Rhona said...

Oh Jolene, I don't know how you manage it but as a Mum you don't have a choice. Cry when you need to because bottling it up makes you feel worse. Our prayers are with your family and with Chad.
Rhona xxx

Anonymous said...

Awww, Jolene... my thoughts and prayers are right with you, sweetheart. This has to be so hard... hang in there, and give Chad a huge hug.

Love you,
Tember

http://septemberradecki.typepad.com

Missy's Blog said...

Strength is most definately one of your finest qualities Jolene. I know how very hard it must be for you to be strong right now. There's not a thing in the world wrong with showing emotions. We are all so very proud of Chad ... and we will all be praying for his safe return home!

Kim said...

My thoughts are with your family right now, Jolene.

Leona said...

I will keep you in my prayers and Chad too.

Heather said...

Jolene,
I am praying for you and your family! You are strong...stronger than you think...it just never seems like it when we are going through difficult times.
God gives us strength beyond measure and He is always with us!
Tell Chad we are proud of him and for what he stands for...and tell him thank you for his willingness to defend us and our freedom! And like Telah said earlier...yes, THANK YOU for raising a child who is committed and loyal to that cause! You have done a great job!
Hang in there!

Chris said...

Chad is making career decision and this will be great when he and Sandy are married...Isn't his training 10 weeks?? The count down begins (4 month flew by remember?)
Give him hugs from all of us (when you are not hugging him for yourself)

Jen said...

Hang in there :)

Thinking of you, enjoy your dinner tonight.

Cheryl Wray said...

Oh Jolene, I know how sad and nervous you must be!! Treasure your last night together and then be positive!! It won't be forever!!
The meal he asked for sounds yummy!!! Especially the pudding cake . ..

Kelly Walker said...

Hi Jolene!! You and all of your family is in our thoughts and prayers and Chad leaves. He is a awesome young man!! I have had the honor to see him grow up the last 8 years from a child to a responsible, caring, awesome young man!! Enjoy your dinner with him. Be strong and then cry all you want to! You definatley deserve it!! Give Chad big hugs for us!!

Andi said...

Your Chad will be just fine. God will watch over him and keep him safe...I just know it. And his family and sweet pretty Sandy will be waiting for his return.

I'm saying prayers for all of you. Stay strong!

Valerie said...

big ol' hugs here to you from me...let me know if you need a shoulder to cry on.

prayers for you, for Chad, for your family...i love you.

velvet brick said...

dear Jolene,
First...Our Father will keep watch over Chad... and over you and Mark and your beautiful family. We are all keeping Chad and you and your family in our prayers...

Secondly, don't ever feel the need to explain or aplogize for having a down day... we take you as you are and we are in this ride with you... including those times that you aren't as up as usual. No one is 'perky' 24/7... so know that you are safe here with us..

Peace be with you...

Susie Q said...

You are a strong lady dear Jolene and you WILL be fine. Chad will also as ALL of us are praying for him and God listens! My thoughts are with him, you, Sandy and all the family. It will be okay...as a military wife of 27 years I KNOW this is hard. My heart aches for you and for Sandy. I am so proud of you and of that wonderful son you raised. Please let him know how much all of us care and thank him too.

You are loved by all of us and if you ever need a shoulder...there a whole lot of them here dear friend!!

Hold tight and he will back and getting married! I cannot wait to see those pictures on your blog!!

I am sending lots of hugs...
Sue

Nikki *Ü* said...

Oh, I'm so sorry, Jolene. I can only imagine how hard this is for you. I hope you're able to have a nice evening tonight and a wonderful dinner. It sounds divine!! Mind sharing the recipes? LOL Sorry about your water heater. We had that problem a couple years ago. Before we were able to get it fixed, we just took baths and heated water up in pans on the stove, so I was able to shave my legs that way. Otherwise, I would have gone hairy and not shaved goosebumps either!! LOL Have a good day. Keep your chin up. Pray for strength. Heavenly Father will watch over your boy. (HUGS)

Amy Mowbray said...

Oh Jolene. We're thinking about you guys. Hang in there.

TK Angels said...

Hi Jolene,
I am an "old" high school friend of Sue's. Have done my blog for a little while now-but have decided (or finally learned) to look up new blogger buddies.

After reading some of your blog, I honestly have some tears streaming done my cheek, but also have realized that you and your family are strong and close.

Chad has the love of his family. He will do fine. Mom just needs to take care of herself also in the process *smile*.

God bless to you and your family and especially Chad.

Terri