When I was watching Lifetime's show Army Wives last night, one thing kept me wondering; The closeness of those living on post.
I don't know how true to life this really is, I have never even been on an Army post (just a couple bases for ID's and such).
I found myself jealous of those women that I was watching (outside of the tragedy of course).
They are surrounded by others that "get it"... others that have been through the same thing. They aren't surrounded by those that compare a 2 week business trip to Seattle to a 12 month deployment to the sandbox.
I only know the name of one other spouse from Stuntman's unit (hi Rosie!).
I wouldn't know his commander if I saw him on the street.
I've mentioned my detachment from anything Army before. I knew that I must be missing something, but it didn't bother me all that much.
Watching last night, I really knew that I must have missed something this last year and a half.
Then... I realized that had the support that I needed right here. If it wasn't for the blogs that I read and the support of those of you that read mine, I would have felt all alone during the deployment.
I just want to say Thank You.
Thanks for being there and reassuring me that I am not really alone in this.