While doing the weekend warrior thing this past weekend, a woman in my Navy reserve unit found out she is deploying to Afghanistan this fall. I looked at her face and thought, “That’s what my face must have looked like when I got the news.” I remember hanging up the phone that day in October 2007 and feeling my world move in an entirely unplanned direction. I remember feeling like I was looking at myself and not believing that it really was me. It couldn’t be me who was suddenly headed for Afghanistan.
Oh, my heart goes out her. I can imagine only too well what she is feeling. When I saw the hint of tears starting to well up, I just had to give her a hug. I know the changes that are coming, the mind set you have to find and the inner reserves you have to dig so incredibly deep to find. I’ve been there.
Please keep SR and her family in your prayers. Keep all of our service members in your prayers. They need all of the faith they can get.
Me, in Afghanistan last year. Nope, it's not named after me, it's just a coincidence.