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My Son, My Heart...

Thursday, April 26, 2012

This is my very first blog entry. I'm not much of a writer and, up until now, I couldn't really find anything I wanted to say. Well, here it is...

My son, Steven, is 21. He's been in the Army for 2 years and 3 months already. It seems like just yesterday he was just a little boy. In the blink of an eye he has become a man, largely due to the fact that he had to grow up at such a young age. He and my daughter, Nikole, had to grow up without a father in their lives and he took over as man of the house at about 8.

Oh, he was such a clumsy boy, always bumping into things, not using his head...no common sense whatsoever!!! Boy, has that changed!!!

He got married almost a year ago and now he and his wife are expecting their first child...my first grandchild!!! I thought at first, "I'm way too young to be a grandmother!" but, now that it has sunken in, I am so excited!!! Sounds great, right? Wrong...

Saturday Steven will be deploying to Afghanistan for approximately 9 months. My nerves are so shot over just the thought. I pray the he stays safe and that all of the others stay safe as well. People keep telling me that he's just a cook so I really don't have much to worry about, but I beg to differ. See, the trigger will always come before the spatula, I figure. Everybody is in danger over there. But the sad thing is that Steven will be in Afghanistan for the birth of his very first child. I wish that was different. They may SKYPE the birth...

Please keep Steven and all of our servicemen and women in your prayers...I do every day. God bless...

  
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CAMAEL100 5/2/2012 5:28PM

    Stress is not good. try to let it go. She is young and probably afraid. It is a lot to have to deal with at a young age. It puts my problems in perspective. My son is only eight and I can't imagine what you are going through now. I will remember him in my prayers.

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DIAMONDDEBI416 4/27/2012 3:29AM

    UPDATE: Steven will be leaving for Afghanistan on Monday, April 30, 2012 instead of Saturday the 28th. He's definitely OK with it and sounded good. He's just very upset with his wife's immaturity and jealousy over, get this, his family...INCLUDING ME!!! Uuuuuuggggghhhhh! This makes me both angry and sad at the same time...that's all he needs to think about before he is off to a foreign country where people want to blow you up!!! Stress is a killer... emoticon

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