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Friday, April 1, 2011


What a sad time for the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), of Fort Campbell, Ky.  They have lost six soldiers in the last week.

I am praying for all the families involved, and all the families who still have loved ones in that area.  What a scary thing to know that your soldier is in that type of area.  I'm so glad my hubby is not there right now.

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On another note, I read something recently that made me stop and think.  It was something on Facebook (I believe) that someone had posted about how they had been complaining about the fact that their husband was gone all the time (I think they were in the Army).  Then after she had put her kids to bed one night, she sat down, looked around at her house, and saw what she REALLY had. 

Yes, her husband was gone a lot.  Yes, it was extremely hard most of the time.  But she had wonderful (free!) medical care for her and for her children.  She had the promise of her husband's job being secure, a safe comfortable place to live, and she had the incredible support system of other wives whose husbands were also deployed.  There are tons of single mothers who have the same challenges that military wives do, but they don't have that great support system.  It's still hard hearing your children say "I miss daddy...." and see the tears welling up in their eyes.  But I know her husband, as well as mine, does what they do so their family is secure.

Now I will be the FIRST to admit that I have not always looked very positively on the military way of life.  Even now, it depends on the day.  And I still have those days, like all military spouses do, when I think, "Why am I even doing this?  Why am I putting my family through this?  Look at what it's doing to my children, my marriage, my sanity, my LIFE." 

But gradually, over the last month or so, I've tried, REALLY tried, to compare my life right now to what it could be.  And you know what?  I've got it pretty good.  Thanks, honey :)  I love you!
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