Well, in less than 2 weeks my Son will be doing his annual 3 week training from the 9th till the 31st, which is usually no big deal, but on the 4th of June he leaves for Iraq. His original orders were for 240 days, 8mos. But as luck would have it, the orders got changed to 400 days.. about 14mos. I've been in much of a funk lately because I haven't seen much of him. He really hasn't been home since we took a vacation to go see my brother. I've seen him less than one day total in over a week. I am not sure if this is his way of beginning the seperation processes or what, but it's killing me. I miss my son. We don't do a whole lot together as it was but it just gave me comfort to know he was ok when he would at least come home. He has pretty much quit his job too. I guess he doesn't plan to go back to it when he returns. Hsi going away to Basic and AIT is nothing compared to what I am going to have to deal with this time. Lord give me strength.