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.