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Stressors and Anxiety

December 22, 2009

Well, now that it’s done, I can tell you. My son deployed today. UGH! It’s very stressful for the guys, but also for the families they leave behind. First and foremost, we miss them even before they leave. We are constantly concerned for their wellbeing and pray for them constantly. But there is also the fact that while they are gone, we must keep up their business. Their accounts need to be put on “deployed” status, Mom or Dad, or Wife need to file the taxes, turn off the cell phone, Pay the car payment each month, manage the soldier’s life back home, while he is off fighting. For some of this, we need their bills and mail, for some, we need copies of their orders, a power of attorney, etc. So add to the other stressors, the “Did he give me everything?” panic and the “He left his What!!!!! sitting on the couch at home 200 miles away and wants me to send it half way around the world?”panic and you know the kind of day we have had here.

Keep me in your prayers. I’m a basket case with a commission due. Gotta get it shipped out before Christmas!

C.

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