Monday, January 25, 2010

News for Andrea

This doesn't have anything to do with Matt deploying (well not directly) BUT I have finally started the getting back into school process. I talked with a University of Phoenix admissions representative who deals strictly with military and we got 99% of my stuff done including my application and FAFSA. Now I am just waiting for him to look over my UML transcripts to see what transfers so they can place me in classes. I am hoping to get my associates finished by the time Matt gets home. I am really excited about going back to school even if it is solely online. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Some Deployment Info

Just for anyone wants it, here is Matt's address in Afghanistan:

SGT Kenney
FSC 1-187IN BN
FOB Orgun-E
APO AE 09311

Our FRG leader said mail is known to be really slow, about 3-4 weeks so allow plenty of time for holiday/birthday mail. Just a heads up, his birthday is March 20th :) I am going to be sending out one big care package a month and will be posting any special requests he has on here. If you want me to throw anything into his package, please let me know and I'll save you the shipping! I know things like beef jerky, sunflower seeds, Camel Lights (yes, its a filthy habit), Gillette fusion razors, Twizzlers would be much appreciated!

He will have internet access so emails should be pretty frequent unless lines go down or there is a reason for them to shut down communication. His email address is

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Time is flying...

In only a few short weeks. my husband will be leaving everything he knows and loves to fight in a war thousands of miles away. I don't know if it has truly hit me yet since I am going through everyday knowing he is coming home that night for dinner. I am wondering when/if it'll even hit me before he leaves. My house is a war zone of boxes and rubbermaid containers which is driving me bananas. We are eating on our couches since I sold our dining room table. I am thankful Shane has moved out of his only wanting daddy stage and hope it remains that way for the rest of Matt's time here. I don't want to have the image of ripping my son away from his father as he leaves. I think that's the hardest thing for me. I know I'll be fine, I understand he needs to go, but Shane won't. I don't want to be a "single" parent. I signed up for this, he was BORN into this. I just pray I am strong enough to be everything he needs while his daddy is off kicking the bad guys butts. I am going to give my all to being the best mother/temporary father that I can be. He deserves it and the last thing I want is for Matt to have to worry about either one of us. He needs to focus on the task at hand and coming home to us. Please pray for him and his family because the next few weeks are going to be hard on our hearts.