Saturday, May 02, 2009

IT'S ONLY BEEN LESS THAN 24 HOURS

and we have decided that we will head to Hattiesburg tomorrow and just get a room so that we won't have to get up so early.  The Grandparents will join Kristy and I, and who knows what will happen.  Since Michael got Kristy a pass to get on base before he left, we will be able to get on base without a problem.  Never know what will take place when you have a determined Mom and a wife whose missing him already.

We will take lots of pictures.

One day down and lots more to go...

Just have to share this comment that Dan (Cathy's Son) left here.  Talk about bringing tears to my eyes.

Comment from Dan:

"It's almost been 3 years since my time in the Army, and a big tour in Iraq ended.

I am now one of those outsiders, that I use to criticize while I was going through my deployment, for not being able to understand what it was like on the inside. Unfortunately, I can no longer say I know what it's like, because I don't.

Since coming out of the military I have been acclimated to the all of the other over-exaggerated stuff that pales in comparison to the hard but important decisions that have to be made during a deployment cycle. Yes, I am now one of those civilians trying to read the pysche of a soldier going through it All... Over... Again...

I rarely check this site, just because I don't keep up too much on my life from three years ago. So needless to say I was taken back a bit to read of deployments and things that use to loom very large in my life. 

At a ripe old 26 I am now one of those who are just living life here in the safe and wonderful USA without a clue of sacrifices being made thousands of miles away.

The only thing I can say is that I will pray for you guys and that you, your son and daughter-in-law find a way to get through this one, much like the other one.

God Bless.. and remember that everything happens for a reason.

Sgt. Dan Barno (AKA: J Barnes) (ret.)

OIF 05-06 Camp Habbaniyah Iraq"

2 comments:

Dan (a.k.a. J BARNES) said...

It's almost been 3 years since my time in the Army, and a big tour in Iraq ended.

I am now one of those outsiders, that I use to criticize while I was going through my deployment, for not being able to understand what it was like on the inside. Unfortunately, I can no longer say I know what it's like, because I don't.

Since coming out of the military I have been acclimated to the all of the other over-exaggerated stuff that pales in comparison to the hard but important decisions that have to be made during a deployment cycle. Yes, I am now one of those civilians trying to read the pysche of a soldier going through it All... Over... Again...

I rarely check this site, just because I don't keep up too much on my life from three years ago. So needless to say I was taken back a bit to read of deployments and things that use to loom very large in my life.

At a ripe old 26 I am now one of those who are just living life here in the safe and wonderful USA without a clue of sacrifices being made thousands of miles away.

The only thing I can say is that I will pray for you guys and that you, your son and daughter-in-law find a way to get through this one, much like the other one.

God Bless.. and remember that everything happens for a reason.

Sgt. Dan Barno (AKA: J Barnes) (ret.)

OIF 05-06 Camp Habbaniyah Iraq

Mary said...

My fiance is on his second tour to the sandbox and hopefully this will be his last tour. He has been gone for almost 3 months now and I miss him more and more everyday. There is a huge empty space in my life right now and filling it with friends and family is just not enough sometimes.

I hope the days pass quickly for you and your family.



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