Yes, that's right - it's Day 201 - unfreakingbelievable, huh? Yeah, I know I'm pretty amazed too - I mean here I am typing this and my sanity is pretty much intact and everything - lol. I'm very thankful that Al and I have made it this far - and I really appreciate all the support that we have gotten up until this point - I would never have guessed at the beginning of his deployment that a blog could become such an important part of our lives - or such an amazing and therapeutic resource for us. Thanks for being there for us - and for those of you who have supported us "in real life" - thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
I especially want to thank our Homefront Hugs family because you have been so faithful during this time - and all the special things that you have done for both Al and for me and the kids have been really neat. I also want to thank Al's Soldier's Angels - and I want to thank our families - and my friend/deployment buddy Stacy for really being my rock these last couple of months. Thank you to our other friends too - hopefully you know who you are - lol.
We should have about five months or a little less give or take of this whole thing left. I'm ready for it to be over - so ready. I have lots to keep me busy the next couple of weeks though, thank goodness - I'm hoping to stay busy and shut my eyes and cruise into another month.
I also want to say really quick that I might say "we" - but Al is really the person taking on the brunt of this deployment. I have no illusions that the things that I have to deal with over here while I wait for him to come home are even comparable to what he is going through over there. I respect him so much for the sacrifices that he is making right now - and I love him even more for it (and I didn't even know that was possible). I am so proud of the 'good' that he is doing - even though the good gets muddled in politics and the 'Army Way' sometimes.
Okay, I have to get back to work! My To-Do list is screaming at me to get To-Done!! Have a Happy Weekend!