August 16, 2004


Tim mis-labeled his blog when he called CPT Patti the "sweetest woman on the planet"; he should have called her the sweetest and best smelling woman on the planet. I don't know if she's taken a billion showers after leaving Iraq, but the first thing I noticed about her was how downright delicious she smelled. And then it was her radiant smile.


Tim and CPT Patti stopped here on their way home from leave in Italy. I originally thought nothing could've been nicer than my trip to Frankfurt to meet Tim, but the addition of Patti was nothing short of heavenly. She was personable and interesting and genuine and just plain great. And of course Tim was the Tim we know and love. They were just excellent together, and it was the best lunch I've had in a long time. I could've talked to them for two days instead of two hours, and I'm humbled that they drove out of the way just to see me.

And I told Tim that if he ever gets the itch, he's welcome to write a guest post here whenever he wants.

Posted by: Sarah at 12:31 PM | Comments (7) | Add Comment
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1 Sarah - that is so cool!!!! I always told Tim that Capt Patti's smile was captivating. But then that smile of yours in sitting next to her is quite radiant too. That is a great picture for you to keep for "memories"!

Posted by: Toni at August 16, 2004 02:10 PM (SHqVu)

2 Thanks for sharing that, it's nice to hear how Tim & Patti are doing and see see that picture. It's VERY good to see you smiling!!!

Posted by: Tammi at August 16, 2004 02:55 PM (4Ls5e)

3 Thanks for sharing your story - I miss Tim's posts.. Bryan

Posted by: Bryan Strawser at August 16, 2004 06:35 PM (SOmCX)

4 Great picture! I'm so glad Cpt. Patti and Tim came to visit you--what a great morale booster! I sure miss Tim's blog too; he was one of the best at keeping us posted on overall news re Iraq. I'm thankful that Patti made it home safely and that they can now spend well-deserved time together. Your mama

Posted by: Nancy at August 17, 2004 12:45 AM (+jEfD)

5 Wow--very cool. The blogosphere is a neat thing, eh? Best to Tim and Patty, and of course you.

Posted by: david at August 17, 2004 01:07 AM (1+76a)

6 I love these cross-over stories. It's just like when Superman would visit the Dynamic Duo in Gotham City.

Posted by: homebru at August 17, 2004 01:37 AM (l9dpT)

7 Sarah - wow! The picture came out great. I didn't know since I didn't have my "reading glasses" with me when I took it and you and Patti were just two smiling amorphous blobs in the viewfinder of your really neato 007 type camera. Patti and I had a magnificent time having lunch with you...thanks for making the time. Patti said after we left that you are extremely intelligent and astonishingly thoughtful. She's just finding out what the rest of us already knew. Bless you on your six month milestone...and please know that the emptiness of the separation is blissfully erased and replaced by the joy of rediscovering your mate. I find I appreciate my sweet, darling, wonderful wife more now than ever. And that is a really, really remarkable feeling. That you and Russ get to go through it is a blessing-in-waiting for you two. Hi to Russ, your Mom and those others we have in common. And thank you again.

Posted by: Tim at August 17, 2004 02:20 PM (8T/dS)

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