Sunday, July 13, 2008

SOmeone you Love About to be Deployed?

You know, I spent so much time this past year and a half concentrating mostly on those deployed with my friend. There are a couple VERY GOOD websights and blogs out there where I was able to "cyber meet" and communicate with so many men and women who have/had family or friends deployed with Terry. AS they are all coming home (Or home) I decided to stop by one of the sights I use to frequent and see how everyone was fairing-

Right next to my "usual" forum was one for men and women whose family and friends would soon be deployed. I remember the first days when I would see post after post for help finding resources. Resources to cope, resources for help- resources for information. I can't imagine that kind of confusion- and I know, that if I looked closely at the other forum I'd find EXACTLY those kinds of posts again.

SO I did a bit of just looking about and found this awesome article

HOPEFULLY there is someone out there who is getting ready to share in a loved one's deployment who can use the information in that article. WIsh I had found it sooner. Hope someone can share it later-

Good luck.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Making the old email 'rounds.....

Is this- and I had to share. A flag of flowers- really really cool!

The Floral Flag is 740 feet long and 390 feet wide and maintains the proper Flag dimensions, as described in Executive Order #10834. This Flag is 6.65 acres and is the first Floral Flag to be planted with 5 pointed Stars, comprised of White Larkspur. Each Star is 24 feet in diameter; each Stripe is 30 feet wide. This Flag is estimated to contain more than 400,000 Larkspur plants, with 4-5 flower stems each, for a total of more than 2 million flowers.
(and I can get a single marigold to bloom)

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Hot and hotter

I just heard that the forcast for tomorr0w for our men and women in Iraq is 112. I know we get the warm stretches here, but I can not even get my head around that kind of persistant heat out in the elements so far from home.

I wonder if these really help

WHats more- I wonder if anyone thought of sending some to the ones fighting the battles here- the men and women trying to keep the fires in the West under control?

Friday, July 4, 2008


I havent been avoiding you all, just planning on this blog's future! OUr wonderful members of the Stryker 4/2 are HOME!!! I know all of their families are overjoyed and I am praying each one has an extra special 4th of July!

Well Deserved, my Friend.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008



Bad me- I know.

Its been forever since I posted, but I am just trying to see where I am guided to take this blog.

My buddy continues to recuperate (did I even spell that right??) He has had one surgery to repair ear damage and will have another in a few weeks.

I never knew he was as injured as badly as I am now finding out that he was. Frightening. He has great spirits and a Faith I crave and I know spiritually he will be ok. I am hoping as much for his physical side as well.

As for the blog- as he isnt in Iraq any longer and will be moving in another path- I may change into a different format- but still get requests from those wanting ot send aid and comfort.

SO here I am-

caught between moving on and standing firm.

When I come to a conclusion- you will be the first to know!

Friday, February 8, 2008


Its been brought to my attention that my postings have been lacking (sigh). The whole no news is good news thing? That, and a bit of not knowing where I want this blog to head......

You see my buddy is HOME! He is back in his own house with his wife and family and I couldnt be happier~though it came with a cost. That cost happened December 20 of last year when a suicide bomber wounded him badly enough to be sent back state side for grafts and recooperation. Not everyone in the blast was that lucky- they didnt all make it.

So as my blog regarding waiting on my buddy's safe return to the States comes to an end- or ending of sorts I am left to wonder where to begin anew.

I guess I'll just post and talk and see where it all leads us-

And continue to pray for the rest -