November 06, 2007


Last night I had a dream that Mrs. Chuck Z and I were on a car trip to go meet the president. I woke up before I ever saw him, which was disappointing because I wonder what my subconscious would've cooked up to say to him.

So this morning, I was thinking about what I'd say if I had a few seconds to meet the president.

I think what I would like to say is to assure him that we're not a military family in distress. He gets all his info from the media too, so I'm sure he's heard that families are falling apart and that everyone blames him. But my husband and I feel very supported, very appreciated, and very in control of our destiny. We're not blaming anyone for where we are in life.

When we left the hospital the other day, my husband commented on how many resources there were for expecting families: classes, exercise groups, brochures, tours of the birthing unit, and all of it is free. The Army does so much for us and has so much to provide. We consider ourselves lucky to have such a support system behind us in everything we do.

So if I had a few seconds to greet the president, I would want him to know that we're happy, that we love this life, and that he doesn't need to attribute any of his grey hairs to us!

Posted by Sarah at November 6, 2007 09:55 AM | TrackBack

congrats to sarah russ and charlie! we are so happy for you.

all that stuff at the hospital though, isnt free. you guys work very hard for those things. those are benefits of the jobs that you do.

the army does have a lot of support above and beyond what most employers do. being in the army is not an easy job by far, but can be very rewarding.

best wishes for you with your family. its a wild ride from here on out.


Posted by: patty at November 6, 2007 12:29 PM

I agree. That is one reason why we are heading back to Active Duty after 11 years. We love it and it loves us. :)

Posted by: Reasa at November 6, 2007 04:06 PM

what's the point of believing in the 2nd amendment if you support bush?

Posted by: Will at November 7, 2007 04:46 AM

Honestly, Will, I don't understand how your brain works. Explain to me why they're mutally exclusive.

Posted by: Sarah at November 7, 2007 09:46 AM