December 05, 2008


I had my FRG meeting tonight. The ladies were nice. I love our Rear D commander.

And we have a return date.

The end was so much harder for me last time. Last time, my husband was one of the last people home. I watched all my friends and neighbors welcome their husbands home three weeks before I did. That was rough. Last time my husband came home with a whole brigade, so there were ceremonies and fanfare. This time it's just a handful of families, and since all my friends are imaginary, it doesn't matter like it did last time. I honestly haven't been thinking about it. Even when Sis B's husband came home yesterday, it still didn't feel like my turn was coming up.

Even when I heard the dates and started talking about the return process -- where to pick him up, what he will need to do afterwards, when block leave starts -- it didn't really sink in.

But since I was on post, I had decided to make a stop at the Class Six: the husband has put in his booze request. And as I circled the store shopping, I started thinking that soon we would be drinking that booze together.

And then shit just got real: I am a few days away from being a single digit midget.

Couldn't wipe the grin off my face in that Class Six.

Posted by Sarah at December 5, 2008 08:58 PM | TrackBack

Hey Midget...Congratulations!

A wise-ass Master Sergeant once told me "Sir, you ain't short until you can sit on a square of toilet paper and your danglin' feet don't hit the ground."

Here's to danglin!


Posted by: Tim Fitzgerald at December 5, 2008 09:21 PM

:) WOOHOO!!! I am dancing in joy for ya.

Posted by: Reasa at December 5, 2008 11:01 PM


Posted by: Lucy at December 6, 2008 01:45 AM


Terrific news!!

Posted by: Guard Wife at December 6, 2008 09:04 AM

Hey, we're double digit midgets here! Can't wait till he's home again for you! How exciting!

Posted by: Angie at December 6, 2008 11:09 AM

Yay!!! Can't wait for you to have your Hubby home again! What wonderful, happy news!!! :-)

Posted by: kannie at December 6, 2008 11:56 AM

Congrats! And you've already got the booze to celebrate, so you're set! :)

Posted by: Tootie at December 6, 2008 02:46 PM