Quoted from my daughter Cami...she said this leading up to today. I’m here to tell you that Goodbye’s are never easy. BUT so far so good my gang has handled it really well. That doesn’t mean that we didn’t have our challenges. At 2:30am as Dave and I were loading the truck to head to his flight, my front door broke. It was easily fixable for Dave so we stayed a few moments longer to get it fixed. Dave my hero!!!
That is the joys of deployment. The ironic-ness of having your Soldier walk out the door and someone gets hurt, sick, or something breaks. My good luck this time it was just before he walked out the door. Sending the Mr. Fix-it away from our house for a year means that there will be things that will not always work in my house this next year, OR I will pay big bucks for things to be fixed or replaced. But it is just one of the sacrifices my household makes for the American way.
With all that said, I couldn’t be prouder of what my husband does. The 159th CAB has Cased it’s Colors today, meaning they have taken their battle flags and covered them to move them forward to Afghanistan....on the Transfer of Authority day (TOA) these flags (colors) will be uncased to take over command in theater. The fun has begun. I know that our Brigade is a great one and ready for the experiences ahead, I just pray that the Families and friends of the 159th stay strong and proud this next year. As I will be too!!!
I love you honey! Stay safe and I will be strong!!!