July 25, 2007


You know, I talk a good talk about our family's role in the GWOT, but I know we haven't even begun to sacrifice. My husband's been gone once, over two years ago. I had no one to worry about but myself, and I lived on the most supportive post in the military. My husband is almost certainly guaranteed to get a piece of the action in his new unit, but for a long time now I really have been a chairborne war cheerleader.

I'm a few days late in noticing this news, but Butterfly Wife's husband has volunteered to stay for another rotation in Iraq. Without coming home in between. I don't even know how his sanity can handle that, but I guess his pseudonym isn't Jack Bauer for nothin'.

Many days I feel like the country has gone completely bonkers, but then I remember that there really are people of such high caliber around me. What can we even say to this butterfly family except thank you...and you rule.

Posted by Sarah at July 25, 2007 07:45 AM | TrackBack

Thanks Sarah. I know that I could not do this without the support of people like you. That's for sure.

Oh, and I like the idea of "Butterfly Family." Jack Bauer has changed a lot too as you might imagine.

Thanks again for the support. It is definitely helping me to keep going.

Posted by: Butterfly Wife at July 25, 2007 08:29 AM

Hey Sara,
I too have fallen into the armchair military spouse position. Now that a deployment is pending, I feel like a boob. I had better get my game face on and get ready for the real deal. God bless all that are in the game 24/7.

Posted by: Vicki at July 25, 2007 01:29 PM