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    Bittersweet but I know it's for the best

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    I have been on pins and needles maybe since this whole thing started and DH & I decided to do a geo bachelor tour. For those not familiar, we have four kids, he has 17 and a half years in, and so we were planning on what would happen after retirement. I have a good job and the kids are stable here, so we made the hard decision when he was up for sea duty that we wouldn't follow him to San Diego. He was deploying shortly afterwards and it just didn't make much sense. I was going to be alone regardless & at least geo bacheloring he could come home on weekends.

    There was a good chance he could get stationed back up here, but not if he got promoted. At 7:45 this morning I was told he got stationed nearby but was left on pins and needles because that could get pulled if he picked up rank. He wanted both, to pick up rank and get stationed here again, but logistically I couldn't see how that could happen.

    So it's official now. Feb/Mar of next year, after three years, my hubby will be moving back in and I'm so beyond thrilled. We haven't even told the kids. We plan to tell them this weekend when he comes up.

    We don't even know how to tell them but can't wait to see their reaction

    He is a bit disappointed he didn't pick up rank, but I think it's for the best, after being stationed back up here we are looking forward to him retiring and starting a whole new chapter in our lives
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    I'm sorry he didn't pick up rank but I know you're so excited that the end of being apart is finally in sight!

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    how exciting!




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    Happy for your family!!!
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    The end is near!
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    So excited for you and your family! You'll have to let us know how your kids react!!!

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    oh wow! That's really great news!! Good luck to your new chapter.
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    Thanks, we are really excited... Now the fun part of trying to figure out how to tell the kids. He is coming home in about nine months.... So maybe I could do a slow reveal like flash cards saying

    Card 1) Your dad and I have something important to tell you kids

    Card 2) just remember, we love you very much

    Card 3) but in nine months

    Card 4) something very exciting is going to happen

    Card 5) and we are going to have to make some room at home

    Card 6) because

    Card 7) daddy is coming home for good

    I'd do this only cause my kids might think instead of daddy they are going to get another sibling... Which none of them want
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    Quote Originally Posted by CPANavyWife View Post
    Thanks, we are really excited... Now the fun part of trying to figure out how to tell the kids. He is coming home in about nine months.... So maybe I could do a slow reveal like flash cards saying

    Card 1) Your dad and I have something important to tell you kids

    Card 2) just remember, we love you very much

    Card 3) but in nine months

    Card 4) something very exciting is going to happen

    Card 5) and we are going to have to make some room at home

    Card 6) because

    Card 7) daddy is coming home for good

    I'd do this only cause my kids might think instead of daddy they are going to get another sibling... Which none of them want
    thats amazing!!!

    Awwww hhaha thats so sweet! Make sure you record their reactions because thats going to be priceless!
    "She knew she loved him when 'home' went from being a place to being a person."
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    That is so exciting!!! Sometimes things happen for a reason ... LOVE the card idea!!! So happy for you!
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