Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Through the Looking Glass

It's almost 1 am and I'm listening to Neal's soft snore and pundits debating healthcare options on Hardball and doing what I do every night at this time...reading blogs, posting comments and developing my own blog post. It's my midnight ritual. I was reading Nathanael's blog when, at his suggestion, I hopped over to Blackberries to Apples to read about her trip home from NYC to Alabama. And I'm going to make this short because I want you to read what she has to say about the flight...or perhaps more specifically, the end of the flight (because as passionate as I am, I could never say it better). It's no government secret...I'm an Army wife and I believe in my husband and our troops...even if I doubt the mission. But I think as the Family Readiness Group Leader, I'm probably not supposed to say things like that. So let me just say that I read this post and then I got sad and I prayed so hard for this soldier, this family, our troops and our country. I'm not posting this just to crush your hard-won-Christmas-caroling-spirit...quite the contrary, actually. It's merely something to ponder while you're maxing out the credit cards.


  1. Thanks for reposting.

    I may be angry for the recent turn of events in my military career,

    but I am a soldier at heart.... underneath all the fluff... and behind the gucci sunglasses.

    I still have buddies over there, and my heart goes out to them this holiday season. I miss them and think of them everyday, and pray for a safe return,

    so yeah, being in a military family and a veteran... this hits very close to home.

  2. Thanks for posting this. Very powerful and moving.

  3. Wow thanks for pointing us over there. I've cried all my eye makeup off, but I'm so glad I read that today.

  4. Thanks so much for posting this link. I think she really captures the reason for the season, don't you?

  5. See, now I feel bad for wanting to post a happy blog. That's so sad and still, so inspiring. To enjoy the people we have while we have them. I feel like I learned this lesson a little too early in life, but it's good to have a reminder every once in a while.

  6. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!!!

  7. Ok, I'm taking the bait, I'm on my way over there to check out this story that you're talking about.

    Thanks for coming by the other day and following! Sorry it's taken so long to get back to you. It's been a long last 3 days and I'm trying to play catch up with responding to everyone and reading everyones posts that I missed! I hope you had a great holiday!

  8. What a beautiful sad story....thanks for sharing.

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

  9. Hey girl! You need to post YOUR Christmas photos!!!!

    Laughed at the jammie and haircut comment. Gotta love our Army guys, huh?? Hugs!


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