As I was walking around Target yesterday, searching for the items on my list while trying to keep E3 in the shopping cart, I ran into a family that I know. I see and talk to the wife often, but haven’t spoken to the husband for months.
Of course, he asks if Stuntman is still “over there” in a whisper, as if saying “Iraq” would be profane. I say “yes”, and add that he is due home soon for R&R for a couple weeks before returning to complete the mission.
The husband makes the statement “maybe then that will be it and it will be over when the new administration is in”
I didn’t reply… I didn’t have the energy to state how I really felt. Did he forget that it is a volunteer Army? That Stuntman reenlisted well after this war was underway? That we believe in what we’re doing, and would do it again?
I could write on and on… but I don’t even have the energy for that right now.
…and thanks Butterfly Wife, for letting me know that I’m not the only one that wants to stop the teeter-totter