Sunday, March 26, 2006


I'm sorry it's been so  long since I updated. Chad will  be home for R&R in a little over a week! I'm really excited! I  have a 2 night stay for our family down in Garmish at a military lodge and resort! We're all excited about that. On our way down there, we're going to stop in Munich and do some site seeing. We're also planning on going to Austria while we're down there and exploring and do some shopping, but mostly we just plan to relax. We may extend for an extra day  but we'll decide that while we're there. Chad will be home for Easter!!!! I'm so thrilled about that, at least we'll have him for ONE holiday during this deployment! I have a small turkey in the deep freezer so I'm going to make a traditional holiday meal that our family loves, he'll leave a couple days  later so at least I can send him off with a good meal! :)

The boys know he's coming home, but don't know when exactly and I'm not going to tell them...going to let them be surprised when we go to pick him up!

Chad's not been online much. A few weeks ago the base camp where the rest of his unit's at, was attacked by a rocket being launched into their camp and landing just feet away from t heir barrack's and injuring 14. Well this past week, a rocket was launched into Chad's camp, it landed about 2 football field lengths from Chad's room. I still have amazing peace over all of it, which is  honestly so new for me, because by nature I worry.  God's just given me amazing peace.

Please keep Chad in your prayers though for his physical safety and also pray for him emotionally. The 24th marked 7 yrs since our daughter was dx with leukemia. It's been kind of a full circle thing being back here in Germany. We are planning on visiting the hospital she was tx at for 6 weeks when initially dx once Chad's home. I need to email her oncologist so that when we do have the time to go that way, we know he'll be there.

God Bless


lv2trnscrb said...

that is fantastic, Christy! Soon you will be able to give him a big hug and a kiss!


jckfrstross said...

Please give him a big hug for me and thank him:) i know how hard it is to have a loved one in the danger zone praying for you all


scotthlori said...

Thanks for the update!  I think you are an amazing person, really!  I hope you and your family have a wonder Easter together!

I think it is so cool that you are surprising the boys!  That is how I would do it too!  ;o)


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chevyz71gurl74 said...

How exciting Chad is coming home soon =)
Cherish every moment, I know you will...
So glad he is able to be home for Easter....
That will make it extra special...keeping him
in my thoughts and prayers as well as you and
the boys... Take lots of pics while he is home =)

linnpooh said...

Thanks for the wonderful update.......what exciting news for your family!!! I bet you are just planning all the hugs and kisses now.....I'm sooooo happy for you Christy :)
Thank God that He delivered Chad from the harm of the rocket....PRAISE HIS NAME!!!! Give him a hug from me and thank him for serving our country so bravely.

I'm so sorry that you had that sad day in your life with your daughter to mark an anniversary with....I can't even begin to imagine your pain and saddness, not even for an instant. I will keep you all in my prayers.

God Bless You!

Pooh Hugs,

sangrialel said...

How exciting that Chad is going to be home soon for some R & R!!!  That sounds great. Linda

mikalsgrl said...

Christy and Chad~
Your family is continually in our prayers....we pray for Chad's safety and strength during his deployment as well as his fellow soldiers....and we also pray for strength for you that you will continue to do such an amazing job during the deployment....and even if you have a down day, know that I am here for you to chat with:) Hang in there you guys!!

grahamfarmga said...

I'm thrilled that he gets to come home for some relaxing time. I pray for both of you.

leanntepoorten said...

I bet you are counting the milliseconds for his safe return. I hope that you get lots of pics of your vacation!

God Bless all of you and our undying support as well!