Sunday, May 03, 2009

When I say "Where in the world is my son?" I really mean it.

Having a son in transit is almost as bad as having a son in Iraq.

The last message I got from my son the soldier was on April 22nd. He said the Army was "80% sure" he would be flying out of Iraq on May 2nd for his mid-tour leave. If not then, it would be the next day.

So here I am, never far from a telephone, waiting for a call from my world traveler.

12 comments:

becomingkate said...

It would be worrisome. Hope he can call soon!

Urban Cynic said...

It must be really stressful; hope you find out soon. x

Simon said...

Go to the Department of Defense and demand that he be fitted with a collar housing a GPS tracking device.

I hope you hear from him soon.

MauritaMason said...

Kate and Miss M, thanks.

Simon - silly. I'm sure the government has already implanted something under his skin. But only THEY have access to the information.

yackydoodle said...

they're not real considerate of parents in these situations are they?...I guess it's all for a good reason.....I hope

LERMONTOV said...

I hope that the resolution of this as speedy as his flight home

MauritaMason said...

yacky, the only time I've found the Army to be considerate was when my father passed away. And even then, the Red Cross was involved. So maybe they were shamed into it.

Lerm, actually, I hope he has a long layover in Germany...long enough to enjoy a few beers, at least.

Fijufic said...

Can you make a friend who can gie you some better intel?

We can keep fairly good track if we keep our mouths shut.

Bobby

MauritaMason said...

Bobby, and those of you who might be wondering - he arrived safely yesterday morning about 11:30. It's good to have him home.

SunTiger said...

Ah. How dreadful. {SHEESH}.

Hopefully by the time you're reading this you've received news.

Halcyon Grace said...

I hope you have found your lad by now!! Please tell us what's going on.

Halcyon Grace said...

Ok scratch that, I just read your comment below. :D