Monday, September 5, 2005

SMOKE SESSION, and the cellphone bill.

We had a home-coming party for Gabe Friday night.  It was the first time he and his dad were able to sit down and drink socially and they were so funny!  Steve was in the Air Cav. and earned his golden spurs while serving in the Gulf during Desert Storm.  Gabe is a Cav. scout and is looking forward to wearing the Cav. stetson and golden spurs with his dad when he returns.  He made the the mistake of dropping Steve's well decorated stetson and his father smoked him, ordering him to drop down and do some push ups.

I got a 9x12 envelope in the mail the other day from my cell phone company.  We had just switched plans and I was thinking it was an information packet.  It was not.  It was my detailed bill.  There were 83 pages to my bill.  They reduced it down to fit 4 pages on each sheet, but that was still 21 sheets of paper!  And what took up all of that paper?  2106 text messages!  Gabe's, of course!  How the heck do you type up 2106 text messages.  I'd have hard enough time typing 2106 messages on a full sized keyboard with both hands and all 10 fingers, I couldn't imagine doing it on a teenie, tiny cellphone keypad.

Gabe left this morning.  We didn't say 'goodbye', he insisted on 'laters'.  Poor little Rocky has been unhappy all day.  I imagine I will be fine... until the day he actually flies out to the Gulf region.  That will be within the next two weeks and will last for a year.  It will probably be the longest year in my life.  I thought it was hard having my husband in a war zone, and it was... but the thought of my son there is on a totally different level, one that I believe even my husband shares with me although he is not as open about it as I.  Fly time, fly.

19 comments:

demandnlilchit said...

((((Jody))))
I can't imagine.........I dont WANT to imagine watching my baby go off to war. My every Angel that walks among us keep him safe from harm. I love this Father and Son photo!!!!!!! I want to see more pics of young Zack too!!!!

gdireneoe said...

Dorn, I am fairly certain that there is a collective hug here for you through Jland.  Hugs upon hugs hon'...hugs upon hugs.  My ten year old has started talking about "man" stuff...chills the heart to think he may very well be doing the same thing one day.  So glad you got to see him. ;)  C.  http://journals.aol.com/gdireneoe/thedailies

redpoppy007 said...

I am sorry, hope he gets a leave and can come home soon .I know how hard this is.

swmpgrly said...

my nephew used to text me...I hated it...lol

mumma4evr said...

I am praying he will be safe and that the year will fly  by for you!!!!
Becky

smartchicknc said...

i recently found your blog...i love reading about you and your family...your entries are always upbeat and i find myself laughing as i read them...thank you for sharing.  kendra

sdoscher458 said...

I know that all your friends here in Jland will be praying for Gabe's safety. I hope this time speeds by for you...Sandi

chseroo said...

I will keep him in my prayers. I can tell by reading here, that you love your family very much. Makes me like you, and I don't even know you.

I guess Dickie has a name, huh? LOL...

***Monica

jckfrstross said...

you are in my thoughts and prayers i know how hard it is

Deb

astaryth said...

I dread the day my oldest nephew (Navy) is sent over seas. I know he is scheduled to go, but I find myself not getting the exact date so I won't start counting it down <sigh>. I know that this will be a long year for you, but know you have all of us to vent to also, we care about Gabe too! {{{{{Hugs}}}}}}}

purplectigger said...

Our cell phone bill is in a big envelope like that. It's not Tex messages it's just phone calls. I never use that many minutes, but Charlie and Sammie do.
I hope time fly's for you . I'll pray for you and your family.
Hugs, R.C.

heathyrxmarie said...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that time flies and before you know it, Gabe will be home safe and sound!
Hugs,
xoxo
Heather

dhga30047 said...

2106 text messages!!!  OH MY!!  Hope time does fly for you and your family.  

taylorkl1102 said...

Just think how I felt the first bill I opened and my 17 yr. old son had 9517 text messages in one month.  I was ready to kill him.
Kathy

rjet33 said...

That is why I gave up my cell phone, lol.  Love and prayers continue to go up for Gabe.

Blessings!
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princesssaurora said...

Oh honey...I wish I could give you a big ole hug - you know the good mushy kind that one big squishy woman can give to another.  I am praying for Gabe and for you all.  This is hard.  Mom to mom, I can't imagine, although someday I will have to deal also.  My middle guy thinks going to to West Poing Academy would be the best thing, but he'll settle for an ROTC if he has to settle.  @@  Yikes!  My heart is with you that this time will fly and your boy will be home soon.

Be well,
Dawn

sunshine38585 said...

I am glad to see them having such a good time! You hubby looks very happy. I will keep Gabe in my thoughts and prayers for you Dorn.

hestiahomeschool said...

I will pray for him...

cmarlow330 said...

haha lol wow thats alot of text mgs lolololol

best wishes Jo ^_^