Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Day 94 - 300 Days

Wow. I can't believe it. I know it sounds stupid to read this and you probably barely know me and you can't really gauge whether I believe it or not - but I promise that I really truly don't believe it. We have made it to another milestone. Three hundred days. In this slow trickle of time - of the true sands through the hourglass - we have conquered another hurdle --- three hundred days. It makes me want to cry. Okay, you caught me. I am crying.

Every time we reach another milestone - it gives me more courage - it gives me more strength - it gives me the ability to tell myself that no matter how much this sucks, that I can do this - because I've done it for xxx days so I can do it for xxx more days. It also helps because I know what to expect. I know that the days aren't as awful as I thought that they would be. Yes, it is hard without Al - but I am stronger than I thought that I was - and I have so much support in my friends and family - and in perfect strangers that I don't even know - especially computer friends --- and even in our blog readers - your comments can brighten up the gloomiest of days!! And Al - he is truly my best friend - always has been - and always will be - he manages to email or call pretty much every day - and he gets me to smile or laugh on even the worst day --- and makes time fly by, even though he is trapped in the sand.

So, wherever you are - whatever you are doing - please toast a "Happy 300" with us!! You helped get us this far -- and we really appreciate it!! Every day from this point forward is one day closer to homecoming! (Our next milestone is 267 Days - or 50% completion of our 545 days of the written deployment orders)


Sue said...

I raise a toast to you both! Each milestone is worth a big celebration. Each grain of sand through the glass is one less than before that you don't need to see again.

To 300! =)

Call Me Grandma said...

Congratulations! Tell your soldier thank you for serving... I can't wait until I can say 300 days...I have 461 more days, unless they shorten deployments.
May God Bless you both with a very happy homecoming. Cathy, Dan's mom

Lori Johnson said...

wow.. 300 days down.. and it seems forever to go huh? My nephew has only been gone a little over a month. UGH.. Anyways. Hope the time flies for you. AND ME. Lori

Mr Bob said...

I said this before, but I will say it again, Big Al is quite lucky (and I think he knows it) to have a person so intent on keeping the fire burning while he is gone. I am happpy for your 300, and pray that the rest goes by much quicker for you...and for an unexpected shortened deployement! I heard the Iraqi army and police are doing much better (if that is where Al is)..that is key.

Sgt Cowboy's Girl said...

I understand how you feel. Sometimes the days seem to drag on, but before you know it, it is another month down. We are currently at 4 months, only 8 or so more to go. Keep your chin up, and before we know it they will be home to us again.