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Hi! My name is Tricia. And, my husband is going to be joining the Army. His is currently taking his GED testing, then he'll be taking the ASVAB test. He's hoping to go into Basic Training mid-late June.
What are some tips that anyone can give me to cope with him leaving? We have 3 young children and its going to break my heart the first time they ask where Daddy is. I never had to do this on my own. I have some family, but not much.
I know the possibility is there about him getting deployed after his Basic & AIT training. Does anyone know how soon after the training is complete that it could happen?
Tricia - Age 25 - Stay at Home Mommy and Loving It - Married to Jarrod - Together We Have 3 Beautiful Daughters; Brianna Marie (11/19/2006), Savannah Lynn (10/08/2009) and Alainna Grace (04/26/2011) - Stepmother to Charles Thomas (05/01/2001) and Ethan David (09/08/2004)
Welcome to the board!! I'm Jennifer. My dh, Joshua, has been in the Air Force for 6 years and we have been through 4 deployments together. We have a 2 year old son named Dakota.
I don't know what to tell you about your dh leaving the kids. Just take it day by day and explain to them what is going to happen before it happens. My son is only 2, so I haven't had to deal with explaining deployments or separation to him. When my dh is away for training, I tell my son that daddy is at work and he just says okay.. I can't imagine what it will be like once he's older. Good Luck and we are here for you to talk or vent.
Welcome! I'm April, Dh is James and he's in the Army. he just went to basic in August, two weeks after our DD Alexandra was born. I haven't had to worry about explaining DH being gone since she's so little. So I can't be help in that department, I'm sorry.
As far as the deployment thing, I've heard it can be kinda soon but it really jist depends on what unit he gets put in and when they are scheduled to deploy. DH got to his unit in January and right now they're telling him it'll be sometime next spring when he deploys.
Thanks to Bokkechick for my siggy.