Thursday, October 6, 2011

Chance is coming home!

I haven't talked about Chance in a while, so some people may not realize that our 22 year old son, Chance, has been serving in Afghanistan. Well, next week he comes home!!

We are all so excited! We want to go welcome him home, but it has been a feat trying to find out when he will be here. I finally told my boss that I am taking off the entire week next week, since last Monday we still didn't know when he would be home.

Tentatively, his welcome home ceremony will be next Wednesday night.

So, Hubby and I are combining the casino trip I promised him as a birthday gift and the treck to welcome Chance home. We will heading to the Coushatta Casino in Louisiana on Monday and will spend Monday and Tuesday night there. Free room, of course. Then heading to DeRidder on Wednesday. We have a room there for the night. Not free. Bummer.

We will attend the welcome home ceremony, then hope to get to spend some time with Chance either afterward or on Thursday. His mom will probably go and if he does, I am sure she will spend time with him after the ceremony. Mom always comes first, of course. And Hubby, WILL NOT, under any circumstances spend any time around her if he can avoid it.

But we can work around her.

Then I guess Chance has to work for the rest of the month, or do whatever they do when they come back from a deployment. Then he has the month of November off and he will be spending time visiting family.

We will have him here for Thanksgiving! Yeah!!

I am so grateful for all our troops that are returning home!


slugmama said...

I feel happy for y'all Frances!
Great news.....

Queenie Jeannie said...

Oh I'm sooo soooo happy for you all!! Coming home is the ONLY good part of a deployment! Big hugs all around!

And thank him for his service from us too, please!

McVal said...


Frances said...

Thanks, guys! We are really happy!

SonyaAnn said...

Please thank Chance for everything that he is doing for my family and that I'm grateful for him.
I'm so happy that you will get him back. I know you worry. Please keep us posted!

~Carla~ said...

Enjoy the time with your son!! :) You must be so proud!

Frances said...

SonyaAnn, I will give him your message. And I haven't really worried. I trusted God to take care of Chance and He did.

Carla, we ARE proud of him and so happy to get him home.

Anonymous said...

I am so happy!!! I hope you have a wonderful visit!!!


Frances said...

Thanks, Judy!