Saturday, April 17, 2010


While I was playing with Rigel and making lunch and talking to Joe online, I received an IM.

we just had incoming

more to follow

it was much closer this time, i felt it

I was chatting with Joe while a group of people were igniting rockets to aim at his FOB. My life could have changed in that single moment. His life could have ended. Joe is very positive that he is in a safe spot and tells me the enemy cant aim. But even a blind squirrel eventually finds a nut. Their aim doesn't have to be perfect, they just have to be persistent. They have fired on this FOB two nights in a row. Joe has been told that this is very abnormal and they must suspect that there are new people on the FOB. And it will slow down, in theory.

But I guess what I realized today was that while we are shopping and sleeping and eating and watching TV, there is a whole different story playing out on the other side of the globe.

Please keep our troops in your thoughts.

America isn't at war. Our soldiers are at war. America is at the mall.


Anonymous said...

Case in point why spouses/families should NEVER give information about flights, where their loved ones are staying, etc.

I am praying for you guys. Just try to stay positive.

Rachel said...

This post almost made me cry. I can't imagine how you are feeling. I'm thinking about you and while I pray for my husband tonight, yours will be added in too.

AFwifey said...

I am so sorry to hear what your are going through! I will definitely keep you and your husbands in my thoughts!

Lisa said...

Ugh what a scary feeling! I'm glad your husband is ok, and will keep you both in my prayers!!

BTW- I love your closing line-- so true, sad, but true!

Renee said...

You and your husband are in my thoughts!! BIG HHHHUUUUUGGGG TO YOU!

Anonymous said...

That is so scary! I remember being on the phone with Jerad once and hearing mortars...totally freaky! Here's hoping things wind down over there and you don't have to hear any more news like that. HUGS!

Joannafesto said...

My husband keeps this stuff from me. I don't know if that is good or bad, but this is scary. I LOVE your closing line and I am stealing it to post on my Facebook page. It is perfect. This week the termite guy asked me if I was going to Afghanistan with my husband. Are you kidding me?

Field of Dreams said...

Scary, but so true! It's hard knowing these things, but we just have to keep the prayers going constantly!!!

Dawna said...

Oh, wow! Big hugs to you and your hubby, Sara. I remember the moment - during his last deployment - when he told me that he'd had a piece of shrapnel go "zinging by" his head earlier that day. I cannot imagine, though, what it would be like to be talking to him at the time it occurred... You, your husband, and all his comrades are in my thoughts. May they all return home safely.

And, yes... your last line is so sad, but true.