Saturday, October 29, 2005

Day-2

Just wanted to say welcome. Chad's still home for a couple more days and then he'll be leaving us. It may be a little while until he is able write up an email for the journal. We're both excited to do this and give people a glimpse of what a deployment in Iraq is REALLY like from the soldier's perspective as well as the wife and kids perspective of being "left behind".

I'll ask Chad to write up something before he leaves of his feelings before hand....

Feel free to share this link with others. :)

 

God Bless

21 comments:

shrimpysgma said...

Chad, Christy and Boys~Thank you so much for sharing this journal. The concept is really beautiful, and I hope it also helps your sweet family knowing that so many of us will be 'right there with you.' You're always in our daily prayers~and I've considered your family an extension of my own family~for a long, long time. God bless you as you embark yet another journey. (((((HUGS))))) ~G'Ma Cindy

mumma4evr said...

i AM ADDING YOU TO MY ALERTS!!!http://journals.aol.com/mumma4evr/Mumma4evrslifeorlackthereof/
bECKY

scotthlori said...

May the Lord protect you while you are away and may your love for Christ be seen in all you do.  Thank you for your service!

Lori
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fairylaura said...

Chad is in my prayers.. til he's home safe with his family and then more. Take care y'all.

Laura

missycal8 said...

Christy and Chad I think this is a great thing to do.
And I just wanted you to know that I will be keeping your family in my prayers.
God be with you Chad as you leave your family behind and fight for our country and freedom, to me you are a great hero..
And Christy God be with you and comfort you as your husband is off..
Michelle - Angel Katies mom

hunybea4him said...

Great start and I am looking forward to reading along as you both post more.  Keeping you and Chad in my prayers ((HUGS))

Much Love,
Mary

P.S.
Is there anything you can do about the title? It all runs together and is something of an eye sore but if that is the only way you could get it all in.. leave it lol.

lv2trnscrb said...

Sorry that you had to make this journal because of what it means - Chad being away from you and the boys - but SO VERY THANKFUL that there are men and women like Chad who go out willing to protect our country and other countries and also SO VERY THANKFUL for the families that they leave behind, knowing how hard it is for them to do so. Thank you, Chad, for your faithful service to our country and thank you, Christy, for allowing him to do so.

betty

afiresdanceing said...

Thank you Chad and Christy for what you are both giving up for the people of our country. in my book you are BOTH HERO'S!!
Christy your love for your husband has been a foot hold for my marriage. i have looked at you for inspiration.
GOD BLESS YOU CHAD AND CHRISTY WHILE YOU ARE BOTH AWAY FROM EACH OTHER AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR MANY SACRIFICES!!!!!!

barbpinion said...

How wonderful that your husband is home for now. I want you to know I will be keeping him in my prayers, and you and the children too.
Barb- http://journals.aol.com/barbpinion/HEYLETSTALK
        http://journals.aol.com/barbpinion/THERESTOFTHESTORY

lauril2 said...

Thanks for the invite, Christy and Chad.  I will try to check it often.. I have the site saved in my favorites :)  Thank you, Chad for what you do for our country.

xnbygrace said...

Hi Sweet Pea!

I am so glad you sent me this link! I will be very happy to come here and visit often. I think it is so very cool that this journal will be a joint effort.. that you both will write your thoughts here. I KNOW there are so many good things going on in our military that we don't often hear from the liberal media. I will look forward to Chad's perspective as he is on those front lines experiencing the daily victories! God bless you Chad, & keep you safe!  
Christy girl.. may the Lord provide, protect and give you the strength to get through this time. I KNOW already, that you are strong.. and though you will be far apart, you two are a great team!!  

I hope the boys are well! Big hugs to you ALL!!!
See you again soon!
xoxox
Lynn
Godspeed Chad! Stay safe, brother!

bpcorn48 said...

AM GLAD YOU ARE DOING THIS, IT WILL HELP ALOT FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE A LOVE ONE GONE,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, * DIANE*

loribelle17 said...

  Christy,
   I am hoping that this time away goes by very quickly for you. Also I will continue to pray for Chad that God watches over him and Also that God gives you the strength to say goodbye.


(((((BIG HUGS)))))) to you all

kkn1969 said...

Hi Christy, I saved this link, and will try and keep up with you guys.  I think of you often, you are in my prayers.  Lord be with you and your family.

Love, Kim

mikalsgrl said...

Thank you soo much for sharing your link. Christy, I only know you from the NCO Spouses board....but I find you and your family to be one of the most inspiring and supportive people we know. From your friends in Maryland....we are here for you-if only to share an email or an IM.....please know that we are here!! We look forward to following the journey of the deployment that your family is about to start....and please know as a military family ourselves.....we greatly appreciate all that your family gives. Might through vigilance!!!

Your Friends~
Todd, Cindy & Family

bekahbutterflies said...

i will come back often.   I'm praying for you both.

cojlisa16 said...

Chad & Christy, I will be checking this journal often.  Your lives and commitment have been such an inspiration to me and I will continue to keep you in my prayers.  Stay safe Chad and know that your family is continually bathed in prayer.  If there's anything I can do to help, I'm just an email away.  With love and admiration, Lisa

firestormkids04 said...

Chad and Christy:  just wanted to let you know that Robert and I will be praying for you both.  Rob is a Vietnam Vet and was also in the Gulf in 1992.  We are so proud of our servicement and their families!  We know how difficult it is.  You are on our alerts and we will be checking in regularly.  Many blessings to you in the Lord.  Rob & Penny  http://journals.aol.com/firestormkids04/FromHeretoThere

mavarin said...

Welcome to J-Land. - Karen

cheer82984 said...

I feel like you are me.  My husband and i are based at fort drum, ny.  my husband will be leaving for his second deployment to afghanistand in a couple of months and it will be my first since i met him.  i have no idea how i'm going to handle him being away from my son and i.  i am so scared of the feeling of missing him soooooo much.  when he was away at trainings for a month i could barely take it so this will be extremely tough on me.  its so nice to read things from other people that i can relate to.  we recently just moved on base away from my family and i don't know anyone yet.  it's hard.  thanks for being strong for those of us who haven't found that strength yet.

cheer82984 said...

I feel like you are me.  My husband and i are based at fort drum, ny.  my husband will be leaving for his second deployment to afghanistand in a couple of months and it will be my first since i met him.  i have no idea how i'm going to handle him being away from my son and i.  i am so scared of the feeling of missing him soooooo much.  when he was away at trainings for a month i could barely take it so this will be extremely tough on me.  its so nice to read things from other people that i can relate to.  we recently just moved on base away from my family and i don't know anyone yet.  it's hard.  thanks for being strong for those of us who haven't found that strength yet.