Wednesday, February 11, 2009


I've been on the road a lot lately. Orlando on Monday. Blue Springs State Park tomorrow. Washington DC Sunday through Wednesday for a meeting.

Over the weekend, however, my old desk lamp gave up the ghost and had to be replaced. For the last three years, it had been holding the deployment bands I wore while Mark was overseas. When I took them off the lamp, I wondered why I had been keeping them out.

Our Iraq adventure is over.

So, with a satisfying thud, I put them away in my junk drawer and closed it.

It's over for us. Finally.


liberal army wife said...

Yay! I'd love to get an expanded version of this post - for ParentsZone. As for your comment on mine - that's what I keep saying, the BRASS is trying - sorta, and talking a good game - but the NCOs - most of them are wonderful, but some of them - assholes.


ABNPOPPA said...

That's just great 'dad. I am glad for you and the family.


MightyMom said...

aaahhhh and your counter is still ticking......getting there!

Anonymous said...

Cheers to that!

Airborne dad said...

We are getting there. Whether it's June or September, we are getting there. With his injuries, I don't see a deployment in his future. But it is the Army (knock on wood) :)

Infantry Dad said...

I wish I had known about the bracelets last year?
You kept it a secret.
Now I hope I never need to know where they can be found...

Airborne dad said...


True, true about the Army. You never know. I found out about the bracelets through gmail. I was talking about Mark's deployment is in an email and up popped an ad for deployment bracelets in Fayetteville.