When I was chatting with my husband last night, all I could think about was him. He's the one who's devastated that he's not coming home when he thought he would, and he's the one who's ten days longer from toilets, showers, kisses, and rangoons. I honestly was completely focused on his needs...until I was getting ready for bed and realized that all of my friends except one will be snuggling with their husbands this weekend. And I will have three weeks where I have no one to hang out with, no one to be sad with, and no one who still feels like there's a war on. Except for my one friend whose husband will stay as long as mine, and thank heavens I have her. She reminded me last night of what Tim called THE POWER
, and she made me laugh that Bunker had told me not to count down on the same day that we realized the count would be different.
Oh, and Red 6 will be here. It sounded like fun to hang out with Red 6 for a week before my own husband got home, but now that I know there will be three weeks between their arrivals, it doesn't seem that fun anymore. On Monday I felt happy for wives whose husbands come home soon. I don't feel so happy for them today, but I am going to try to work on that. Even though mine will be the only soldier-less house on the block, I still will be waiting for the best soldier in the Army to come home. (Best white soldier, huh Kel?)
So I crawled into bed last night with a bowl of ice cream and finished State of Fear. It was a great book. And today is a new day, and my husband comes home in the middle of March. The old arrival date goes down the memory hole and we start fresh. If Tim could do it, so can I.
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Sarah - when I read yesterday that he is being delayed, I felt sad for both of you. You may be alone physically - but your readers are here with you all the time. Just simply post a message or send us an email and we'll be glad to help you pass the time as best we can. Just think - after 3 weeks of other husband's being home (and old routines setting in) - you'll be getting a great gift back to enjoy all by yourself. Say hi to Red 6 for us and keep your chin up. He's coming HOME and that's the most important thing.
Posted by: Kathleen A at February 16, 2005 07:52 AM (vnAYT)
I just finished State Of Fear also. I was surprised at how much of the "current wisdom" of global warming that I have come to accept. So now I'm doing
more research to update my thinking.
I'm sorry to read that you have longer to wait for your husband. Be strong, this too shall pass.
Posted by: Pamela at February 16, 2005 04:06 PM (PlwSw)
Sarah, you grok well. go back to being a Stranger in a Strange Land. "waiting is not yet fullness.." hang in there, you'll make it. you're doing fine. remember that he's the best trained soldier, surrounded by the finest soldiers and equipment the world has ever seen. Mike
Posted by: MajMike at February 16, 2005 06:23 PM (5ap+X)
Sarah, I didn't know until I read your blog that Russ's return is not when expected. I am very disappointed for both of you. I was so looking forward to the beginning of March and knowing that he was back home in your arms. I know you are not suppose to wish your life away but in this case, I can hardly wait for the middle of March now. Jane
Posted by: Jane at February 16, 2005 11:49 PM (CL9G9)
just me being nosy; i was wondering if your red 6 friend was the same red 6 over at ammor geddon? i couldnt help but notice the common name.
Posted by: liz at February 17, 2005 10:25 PM (HwHXC)
Yep, *my* Red 6 is the world's Red 6. He's my husband's best friend in the unit.
Posted by: Sarah at February 18, 2005 01:18 AM (qdVAy)
wow, thats great! he has alot of great entries. once i found his blog and started reading, i did a post about him in my blog calling him the new colby buzzel. i hope he decides to keep blogging after his return his entries really give you the feeling of being there standing next to him as the story(er..scenario) unfolds.
my hubbys b/f is in afganistan (where it was snowing last week! enough to make snowballs and slushies!) and he has a blog but his take is pretty much "uh yeah. chow was good today and uh..i got to clean the sand out of my weapon again" but i cant hardly blame him for that, there isnt a whole lot (TG!) going on over where he's at. he's taken some good pics though
thanks for letting me be nosy, i hope time flies by so you can be with your hubby soon!!
Posted by: liz at February 18, 2005 09:09 AM (112BW)
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