July 8 our BN lost 3 soldiers and another one has been seriously injured and is on life support. Please in prayers for these soldiers families and those who knew and loved them. I did not know them, well my husband says I bet he knows one of them, but I don't recall. Chad's dealing with this the best he can. He said it brings back memories, and he's struggling right now missing our friend Sean, who was killed his first time in Iraq, 2 1/2 yrs ago.
Please pray for these soldiers. They have to continue with missions, etc no matter what happens. Now don't think the Army is being cruel and just sending them back off to war without reaching out to help them. They will be having a memorial service at their camp on Wednesday (the memorial service here is also on Wednesday). They have councelors, social workers, psychiatrists, and chaplains down there as well as "open door policy" with their 1st Sgt and I believe their commander to talk to who ever they are comfortable talking with and being able to talk about their feelings). Yet with all that outreach, the job must continue, the mission must go on.
One of my greatest fears is losing my husband I do not want to know that pain.
Tonight at our FRG meeting one of the wives said "I feel so sad for these families, yet relief and happy for myself because I know my husband is alright at least for right now". I think every spouse in there shook their head in agreement. I do ache for the wives who's husband's now dead, yet I'm so thankful that MINE is alive and doing ok. It's a jagged road we walk on sometimes.
Well, I'm off to bed. We have school work to do tomorrow, I have lots of laundry, as well as getting some food ordered for the memorial service on Wednesday.