Cannoneer and I were on R&R. We spent some very good quaility time together. God! I missed him! He has been in Afghanistan or Iraq for 27 of the last 34 months. He has taken me to England, Thailand, and Colorado. I’m so grateful for the R&R’s. They make doing this a lot easier. They are just so very short. He has been in transit and his cell phone doesn’t work in Anbar Province, so when he called yesterday I was so excited to hear from him, but I thought I heard another big BOOM ( Live from Iraq it’s Indirect Fire; 26 Feburary2007) . My heart only stopped for a few seconds this time. He was on the email within minutes to tell me that we had just got cut off, not incoming. Big relief! We chatted for a while then he went to get ready for work. He calls me after his breakfast and we try to keep our lives as normal as possible. The problem is I have a good idea of what really goes on there, being an Army brat and hearing war stories since I can remember, then being an Army wife durning all the problems our world has had since 1980 I have a very fertile imagination. Which is not very helpful when you are trying to live with the knowledge that all your Boys ( husband and 3 sons) are in harms way.
Right now, today, everyone I love and care about is safe and well. Thank you God for all your blessings! I pray constantly for everyone in harms way. It’s how I get through the day. It’s so very hard to do this without some kind of faith in a higher being.