Saturday, October 27, 2007

Deployment

For those of you that don't know, Chris received orders Thursday to deploy to Iraq in December for 7 months. This came as a complete shock to us as well as his superiors at the hospital. The orders came through specifically for him which usually doesn't happen. For instance, orders will come out for a job title such as a logistics officer or hospital corpsman. His came through with his name and social. Chris did some searching around and found out that each person has a number attached to them for accounting purposes. His number was actually for a civil engineer and he is a logistics officer. So it was a mistake or so we've been told. If anything changes we'll keep you posted but as of now he's not going. Praise the Lord!!!

4 comments:

Laurie said...

Praise the Lord is right!! I am so glad his CO was able to change his orders!!
Love the pictures of the boys on the slip and slide! I miss you all so much and can't wait to see you in just about 7 months!! Hopefully it will go by real fast!!
Love, Mom in SC

MOM said...

We are still reeling from the shock. We just thank God for answered prayers. I still have to let Gramma know all is well. Hope your weekend was a good one. Can't wait to see pictures of Halloween. Miss you guys....
Love Mom and Dad

Robb & Shelley said...

I am glad that the mistake was in his favor! What a relief!!! Shows you that miracles do happen.....

Love you guys!

Rebecca said...

Hey my comment is not about Chris although I hope he won't have to go. Lee told me about this last week. We have been praying. Anyway I cannot seem to read you blog without crying! We miss you guys SO much. PS the boy's artwork is hanging on the fridge! Tell them to send more. Love Rebecca