Air Force Wife Liz writes about "the knock."
Liz maintains a blog to keep family and friends updated on her husband David's condition. She also says blogging is "therapy" for her. Liz and David have a long journey ahead of them. I love the Martha Washington quote Liz has on the blog:
Back in the states it was 5:26 am on Monday May 11th and I awoke to "the knock". This is what every single military wife lives in fear of. I never thought I would get the knock.
Thursday May 14th I left Shreveport with my escort Brian (fellow EOD guy who literally had just come back from Afghanistan 3 days earlier) We had to go to DC to get an emergency passport for me to get to Germany. Then Friday night we left DC and arrived in Landstuhl, Germany Saturday morning. I got to the hospital just as David was coming out of surgery.
We left Landstuhl Sunday afternoon on a C17 military aircraft and arrived back in DC Sunday night. We were taken by ambulance to Walter Reed and have been here for the past week and a half.
Reading through Liz's blog, you get the sense that she lives that quote. If you're the praying sort, Liz and David could use your prayers, and your support.
The greater part of our happiness depends on our disposition and not our circumstances.