A Tribute to the Men and Women Who Protect Our Country

Posted on 20. May, 2009 by in Uncategorized

This post is dedicated to the men and women who put their lives on hold and on the line for the safety of their country. I’m talking about those who serve in the military. This would probably one of those times when you would read a post on my blog that does not have anything to do with health and fitness. This is because today, I just got back from dropping off my husband at the San Francisco International Airport. He’s going on a 6-month deployment to Kuwait as a part of his service in the Air Force.

If you have been through a situation like this, you would know how painful it is to be separated from your loved one especially if that situation is something that can not be avoided. If you haven’t, you’re fortunate.

I think that a lot of people, including myself, have been pretty good at pretending that the war isn’t going on especially because the media has shifted its focus on the recession, the presidential election, etc. But, this is the day for me when it really does hit home and I can no longer ignore the war anymore. How I wish that it wasn’t real because if that was the case, my husband would not have left to work in another country, even if it’s just temporary. The next 6 months sure does seem like such a long time for me right about now.

Even though I feel helpless and vulnerable today, I know I can still do one thing – PRAY. I pray for my husband’s safe stay and return from Kuwait along with every man and woman in the military who leave their family behind in order to hopefully put this war to an end. Please join me in saying these prayers and show your support for those who risk their lives for our safety. A silent prayer or a well-meaning wish will help out a lot but if you’d like to leave a comment, you are more than welcome to do so. Let’s show them that they are appreciated and that there are people here at home who are waiting for their safe return.

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  • Crystal

    Anna, I’m so sorry you are going through that. My friend has a husband in the Army Reserves (active) that has done one tour already and may be going back for another in a few months. It is certainly not easy, but it is something that they do for their country and to keep their loved ones safe. Kudos to your hubby for being “the guy” and protecting our life, liberty, and all that jazz. We’ll be thinking about you guys and the tough times you are going though. If you need anything, I’m an email away!

    Crystal

  • I’ll be praying for the safety of your DH and the men and women with whom he’ll be serving. I can’t imagine how you must be feeling. Hang in there and stay strong.

  • Tabitha

    Hi Anna,

    My heart goes out to you. I said a prayer for you & your husband earlier & will continue to remember you in my prayers.

    I do have something that I hope will give you some cheer. A friend of mine had her husband in Iraq for a year. They were able to communicate daily through e-mail & instant messaging. She would look forward to her online time to “talk” to him every night. They were able to keep up with each others daily lives. And he did come home to her safe & sound.

    Lean on your family & friends during the next 6 months. And keep yourself busy. That will help some.

    I’ll be checking in on you.

    Take care & be strong.

    ((hugs))

    Tabitha

  • admin

    Hi Crystal, Liz, and Tabitha, I’m overwhelmed with all your support and warm words. I also thank you for your prayers. I know there’s also a lot of people out there who are going through the same thing (as you guys pointed out) and it helps to know that I’m not alone.

    Thanks, again.

    Anna