Tuesday, August 22, 2006

woe is Jack

One day he's taking his girls to kindergarten (look how proud Missy looks that her daddy picked her up on her first day) and the next he's being sandblasted in unbearable heat. I wish I could do something to alleviate some of the yuk he's going through. All I can do is sit here and watch the phone not ring and see my email inbox stay empty... Can't quite convince myself that no news is good news.
Ugh we are all trying to hang in there. Gosh I hope the first few weeks are the worst because I can't imagine missing Jack more than I do right now. He's all I ever think about and I find myself seriously distracted most of the time. I haven't gotten as many phone calls or emails as I would like but I try to tell myself he's hot and tired and working hard to adjust. I am just hanging on trying not to cry in public. I hate it when people give you that look and ask if you are okay..."yeah I was until you just said that now I am a freakin basket case again thanks!" I went to my silly little job today and I just thought to myself what the hell am I doing working here? Crazy!

Monday, August 07, 2006


Well it finally happened. My wonderful Jack has deployed. He's only been gone a few days but I missed him the minute the big aloha busses pulled out of the Quad. It was an interesting thing to see all these soldiers ready to go. Amazing how little they carry. I found myself wondering how many bags I'd have if I were leaving for more than a year. Certainly more than what these guys had. Of course a few smaller guys might disagree with me when I call their rucks anything resembling the word "light".
I have to tell you I have never been so proud of Jack (or anyone for that matter) in my whole life. I had really never seen him in charge of so many soldiers at one time. It was impressive to see him line the guys up and make sure they had everything they needed to go...right down to the last dog tag. It was the epitome of organization and efficency. WOW. My soldier rocks!

If you are interested in adopting a soldier ( like the readers on Jack's blog are) Email me and I will send you the info to get going with that. Most of Jack's guys are young and single and would really appreciate kind words of encouragement and support...and probably some cookies and unmeltable candy too.