Jamie called me from Ireland Saturday night to tell me that he’d be in the states by the next morning. He arrived at Ft. Hood, TX, at 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning. I am so excited that this tour is almost over. I am ready to have him in my arms again. I am thankful that God gave me patience through this and blessed me with caring people to surround me with love and with help if needed. I am most thankful that God protected Jamie through this second deployment to Afghanistan. A life without Jamie is a just a shadow of a life, a dream where realism is elusive and the edges are a blur. In less than a week, my waking nightmare will be over, and life will resume in its lovely, peaceful, bright way.
A Soldier’s Coming Home! January 16, 2012