Yes, I know its late, I know, I know, but of course my insomnia- along with "being away" seems to feed my monster.
So I am sitting here thinking of this evenings events. Taking moments out of the evening.
Why are we here?
The the local news shows a group from the First Cavalry deploying AGAIN.
I sat across from a young woman who is employed by military.com tonight, (who happens to be married to a veteran), who brought her Brother who has just returned from Iraq. Down the opposite side of the table sits an ambassador for Military.com, and her Husband is by her side, he leaves in 2 weeks for his second tour in Iraq. One of the contributors to the blog sits at the end of the table holding her new baby over her shoulder. A baby that Daddy hasn't even touched yet.....all 18 of us touched by World events.
It is comforting to be in such company.
Because we know.
And there is clapping for the recently returned, and clapping for those about to serve, and I look at his lovely wife, with "that look" , because in 2 weeks he will be gone.
So goodnight, and we hope to see you in Kileen in the monring.
I know I am glad I am here.