Sunday, May 27, 2007


Okay, so I know that I've written about the terrible things that women can do while men are deployed- but what I didn't talk about was terrible things that men can do while they are deployed. Starting with NOT SAYING GOOD BYE. This is a simple note to all those who are facing impending deployment. Just because you can't say where you're going, or how long you're going to be gone doesn't mean that you should just disappear. That is not an acceptable course of action! SAY GOODBYE!

Friday, May 25, 2007


A simple request tonight... please pray for those in Lebanon- 'specially the American troops that were sent there today. Can't say why, but would appreciate good thoughts going out for them!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Memorial Day

Reading the local newspaper about Memorial Day, I was struck by how many cemetaries were in my area. There were so many opportunities to stand side by side with the American Legion, or the VFW and honor the amazing men and women who have given their lives for this country. It struck me that this was a really depressing holiday.
I know that Memorial Day is about honoring those who have fallen, and remembering and mourning them is an incredibly powerful thing to do. But what better way to honor those that have died by supporting those who continue in their stead? Servicemembers that are not able to complete their mission, or accomplish their objective, are missing a part of themselves. Servicemembers want to be able to assist their comrades in their missions, and in life.
My suggestion then is this: This memorial day, certainly, stand on hallowed ground where soldiers are laid to rest, and honor their deaths. But also honor their lives, and the lives of those who still live. Fisher House and Soldiers' Angels are two great ways to support people who live Memorial Day every day.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Evil Women

I have a Soldier, a 1Lt, who has been deployed for the better part of a year now, whose wife has recently told him that the distance issue is harder than she previously thought it would be, and she just isn't sure what she wants anymore, and she wants an "open relationship" to figure it out. What is that? Why would you do that to someone you love? Even if you were that confused, can't you wait until he comes back to figure it out? I'm not just talking out of my butt, I've lived through a deployment, and I'm not saying it's easy- but it is all about the person who is deployed. They are the ones getting shot at, they are the ones that need to concentrate. Why would you do something like that to them? I do not understand, some women are just mean!