(Closed) So……. The 5 Month Tour is now 9.5 Months

posted 8 years ago in Military
Post # 3
3253 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m sorry to hear that. πŸ™ I’m not a military wife, but I have several friends that are and know how hard that is on them. Try to just use the time to get some reading, hobbies, etc. done. Sorry, hun. πŸ™

Post # 4
1370 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m so sorry.

It’s hard to be extened no matter what you’re “used” to. You had an expectation as to when he was supposed be home, and that’s not being met. That’s a HUGE extension. I can’t believe they would nearly double the deployment. Seriously. I’m so sorry you’re dealing with that.

Post # 5
7288 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Oh no! That must be really difficult to to deal with on such short notice!

Im sorry πŸ™ At least you can keep busy with the planning and the Hive.

Is Canada actively fighting in a war right now or what exactly does your man do these days in the Army?

Post # 6
2495 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

Deployments suck, whether they are 1 month or 18 months… πŸ™  It also is hard when you’re expecting one thing and *wham* you’re expecting another.  We went into the military hoping for a job that would allow Darling Husband to work in an office doing intelligence.  Well… now he’ll be on subs and be gone 80% of EVERY year… so yeah, I know how it feels to have plans change.  I’m really sorry… πŸ™

I really don’t think most people could handle what we do, so remember that you and incredibly strong woman who can and will rise to the challenge and make this work!!! πŸ™‚

I don’t know if your phonetic alphabet is the same as ours, but a lot of mil wives here have shirts that say, “Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo Deployments”

πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Post # 7
918 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m so sorry, that really sucks. I have nightmares about hubby’s deployment getting extended and him missing the birth of our first child.

Post # 8
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

oh no!!! πŸ™

does this cut into your Thailand trip too? (I know, small change in the grand scheme of things, but still!)

Post # 9
135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

i can def understand that frustrations. and it sucks that he will be gone longer than planned. but the good this is that he will be back in time for the wedding!!!

Post # 10
699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Ugh!  He’s going to be the last one standing in KAF!  I have my fingers crossed my best friend is sent home early; when she left they told her they would start sending people home early when they didn’t need them. 

It will all work out.

Post # 12
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I’m glad you’ll still get that trip together! The anticipation that builds up towards stuff like that can make changes in plans so much harder – if it was scheduled to be longer/worse in the first place, it’s like, you could deal with it so much easier, but the later in the game that stuff gets extended, the worse it is to deal with (emotionally) because you prepare yourself for a set length of time, and then, it doesn’t happen that way.

Post # 13
2580 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I know how hard this is….Heck, even a few weeks delay is heartbreaking.  I remember when Darling Husband (boyfriend at the time) was getting ready to come back, we found out it would be an additional month…It dang near broke my heart.

Post # 15
297 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I can feel your pain sweetie! Even though my Fiance isn’t military, I grew up a military brat. After I was born, we didn’t move around as much as they did prior to me coming along. Although, my father did the moving πŸ™ Our family suffered a lot emotionally when he would get stationed in another country. Once he was stationed in Germany (where I was born) for 3 years. We only saw him 2 times within that time period. It was really rough.

I hope this time for you, flies by! Maybe with all of the wedding preperations, the time will whizz by. My prayers go out to you and your family! <3

Post # 16
6245 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

@Oneeleven:  Frown  I hope you can keep yourself busy so the time goes by faster.

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