Sunday, November 22, 2009

Unexpected News...and my heart hurts!!!

I love this young man with all my heart!!!
He knows it and I know that I he loves me!!

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.
Semper Fidelis

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!!
~Till Tomorrow~


  1. Cindy, I can not be there with you but know that I am holding you in my heart! There is nothing that I can say or would try to say to make you feel better, there are no words & I know. Justin is strong in mind and spirit, he's a Marine & he hold a very special place in my heart as do you and the rest of your family. I will pray for his safety & for the safety of his battalion...Remember God is with him always & your mama & daddy are watching over him :)! I am here anythime day or night so call me if you need me! I LOVE YOU!!! LYLAS

  2. My heart hurts too, SIS! I have prayed hard about this very day and prayer will get us all through:) When I got up a few minutes ago and turned on the TV while my coffee is brewing, Dr. Charles Stanley was on and at the bottom of the screen... this is what it said,
    "Trust in the Lord"
    I just had to smile at the way the Lord works. We will continue to pray without ceasing and as we have said many times... those deployment papers can always be lost:)

    Love you, Sis!

  3. Ohh I am so sad to hear that, too! The waiting and not knowing is hard, I know. I am so sad for those guys and ALL their families who are hanging in Limbo. It may be better to know something and at least prepare for whatever it is. I'm thinking about you guys today. I love you all!!
    I can not believe that about Janice and little Alexis. I am so sorry to hear that. Give us updates when you get them. She is such a sweet little girl. That was a horrible accident.
    I love you.

  4. We'll all just enjoy him and seeing you with him while he is here for Thansgiving. After that, you'll just take life one day at a time for a little while. Till he comes back. Love you and I'm sorry your heart hurts.

    And please do let us know about Ms. Janice and Alexis.

  5. The unknown is so scary. I'm sorry for you. I am praying for you! I love you!
    Let me know if there is anything else I can do for you. xxoo