My heart is heavy because I got some unexpected news...
Happy Thanksgiving! The following is Message from the Commanding Officer: Families and friends of 1/6 HARD, I want to extend our best wishes to all of you during this Thanksgiving holiday. It is truly a time to be thankful for what we have, and I hope that you will take advantage of the opportunity to spend quality time together with your Marine or sailor. An update on current events: Though no deployment has been approved for the battalion, we have been tasked with sending equipment to Afghanistan. There has been no approval to increase troop strengths in Afghanistan and this battalion has not received a deployment order. However, as I have previously stated, we must remain prepared to deploy within 30 days. Your Marines and sailors are mentally, physically and spiritually prepared for any mission that we may be asked to undertake on behalf of the country,and we know that your support is a critical ingredient to any success the battalion has enjoyed and will enjoy in the future. I encourage you to enjoy every moment you have together, and I thank you for your flexibility and support during this period of uncertainty.
It is not definite that he will be going but NEVER have we got anything like this!! So as easy it is for people to say that I just have to wait and see,and that maybe he won't go or whatever other excuse someone may say trying to make me feel better, my heart hurts and is so heavy with just all of the possibility of it happening and that it is not looking like he will be home for Christmas even if he is not deployed! They will keep them on base from what I am undersanding!!! But he will be home Wednesday and I will spend every second I can with him!!! So please be patient with all my tears during this Thanksgiving week!! My heart just hurts!!!
Also...please pray for my friend and many of yours friend...Ms. Janice and Alexis! They are in Kentucky and were at Walmart and hit a pot hole with the buggy and it flipped and Ms. Janice fell as well as Alexis fell out of the buggy and broke the main bone in her leg!! She is in the hospital in Kentucky and may have to have surgery!!! Please Please Please Pray for her! She is only 4 years old and has never been sick must less in the hospital!!
You all have a Super Sunday!!