Eleanor - posted on 12/18/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )
We are stationed in Ft Hood, TX. My husband just got back from his 2nd deployment a few weeks ago. As a soldier he is rarely home and hardly spends time with our son. He has missed our sons' first times during his first deployment each time he came back (for R&R and end of deployment) he was surprised to see how much our son has grown. Even though he was back from deployment he comes home spent and our son waiting eagerly for his arrival by the door.
We have been married for 3 going on 4 years, have been a stay at home mom & an army wife for just as long, I have been with my son far longer than my husband and I feel... so much for both my son - who asks me first thing in the morning "where's daddy?" and my husband whose always away and couldn't really watch our son grow and be there for him. It was hard being separated for so long as a family.
My husband received orders of a unit transfer in transition to Korea during his deployment in Iraq a few months ago. According to his orders he will be en route to Korea w/ in 6 months time his tour there will be 1 year. He couldn't do much about it since he was so busy doing what he is told to do / his job. He had looked through some of his military paperwork (ERB), goes thru them, and finds that his marital status is SINGLE!!! Why?!
Is it too late to pull out / withdraw from the orders? What should I do? 6 months as a family is too short esp. when he just returned from Iraq. We both don't like the idea and are worried for our son. Please help...?