Monday, November 23, 2009

Reality of War i'm new to the blogging please bear with me until I get the hang of this...

When did the war become real to you...can you remember the exact day or event? Was it the day the Twin Towers collapsed? Or when your husband, wife, son, or daughter deployed to the Middle East? Hearing your loved one's voice for the first time since being in a war zone?

The night it became real to me...
I was out with some friends that were in town for the weekend and unexpectedly received a call from my husband...I hurried outside so I could hear him better...we chit chatted for a while and then he told me...he and his guys had hit an IED...he assured me he was fine and no one had gotten hurt but the reality of what could have happened hit me like a ton of bricks...believe me I prayed and thanked God he and his guys were safe

Until his return home I will continue to pray daily that he stays safe and unharmed...


  1. Hi from another Army wife :)

    I think war started to become real when my husband was deployed for the first time. It was a really hard deployment for everyone and 3 of my friends lost their husbands. I think during that time was when war was real and not just something you watch on the news.

  2. I'll keep praying for your husband's safe return.

    The day it became real to me was one night soon before G.I. Joe left for pre-deployment training. We were teenagers and engaged and I sobbed on his shoulder when he told me he felt like he "had" to go. He looked at me and said that he wanted to do everything in his power to make sure what happened on 9-11 never happened to me or our future children. From that point on I knew there was no turning back. I was marrying a boy who would go to war and I prayed to God every night he would bring the man back to me safely.

    He's lost too many friends over there even before he went so war has been part of our lives for a long time...and now with the after effects always will be.

    This Thanksgiving I'm thankful he's home and I'm thankful to all who serve for my freedom.