Well, here it is, my first time to write on Micah's blog and boy do I have something to say! I mentioned the other day that maybe I should get my own blog to write about things from the other side of deployment and I guess Micah took it to heart. Now he's actually letting me post on HIS website. For those of you who know my husband, you know how he is with things related to computers and gadgets, so this is a complete honor :) I'll write from time to time about the trials of being the person left behind while the soldier goes off to war. Sometimes the things I write about will seem trivial to you, but nothing seems trivial when your husband is overseas and you're left to take care of the house, child, dogs, cats and hamster. Even something as simple as taking out the trash can be a problem when your son decides to wake up from his nap right then, you rush up to get him, forgetting that you left the trash bag still open and come downstairs to find the dogs ripping things out of it! All in a day's work, I guess. But now on to my real complaint of the day...Stupid People!
It seems that someone, somewhere leaked out some information about my husband's mission, where they live, etc. I don't know who did this or why they were so stupid to do it, but now it could possibly affect all of the rest of the soldiers and their loved ones. When your husband is overseas and he's missing out on life back home with your son, communication is pretty important. Evan wasn't even crawling when Micah first left for pre-deployment training in January and now he's up running, climbing and starting to talk. All along, its been a struggle to try and keep Micah informed about what's going on from day to day. Coming the other way, its also nice to know that my husband is doing ok and to get his requests for goodies to be sent :) When your husband is at war, every little bit of communication means the world. Every little "I love you" is a little more precious...and now it seems that we may have a blackout on communication between us...all because of STUPID PEOPLE!
I'm not just mad about the communication blackout, I'm mad about the safety of my husband. I can't believe someone would put our soldiers in possible danger by giving out information about their mission. Its hard enough to have my husband over in Iraq and not have a clue of what he might encounter from day to day, and now I have to know that the "bad guys" might be able to find him more easily. Sure, that doesn't add any stress to my already stressful life!! Why would someone do this? Obviously they just weren't thinking when it happened, but come on...it IS a war! I'm trying to remain positive and think that it will all be a big misunderstanding and there won't really be a communication blackout, but I'm not betting on it. There, I guess I've said my peace for now. This wasn't what I originally planned to talk about in my first post, but its pretty important right now.
If you're reading this and you have someone overseas, don't press them for answers about where they live, what they do, etc. They will tell you what they can tell you. Believe me, I know its hard. I feel out of touch with my husband and his life overseas, but thats the way it has to be for right now. I would much rather put up with that and have him come home safely to me at the end of his duty!!
Evan is waking up from his nap (by the way, do you know how much energy a 15 month old has???) and I had better go. Maybe I'll write a funny post next time and tell you all the crazy stuff that happens while your husband is overseas...maybe.