Friday, July 28, 2006

Times like this, I hate being a military wife.

I just had Headline News on (I'm a military wife with a deployed husband. I live on Headline News). They briefly mentioned how a squadron from Alaska was scheduled to come home from Iraq this week, but they've been extended for another four months. I immediately burst into tears. Even writing about it now, I'm crying.

I just want to scream. I want to punch my fists through a wall and scream, "I hate this shit." I'm SO very mad, frustrated, disheartened, and saddened.

I'm a military wife. My husband has been extended while on a long deployment in the past. I understand how very frustrating it is for everyone involved. I also have huge issues with the political process and the politicians. Do you have any idea how difficult it is for the military members who don't believe in/agree with what we are doing over there? It's absolutely devestating. It crushes their souls. I know because I've dealt with the aftermath. Do you know what it does to the families who don't agree with the conflict? It kills us. It makes us more furious than we ever dreamed possible.

I'll stop now because I'm well aware that all my readers don't share my political views. I don't want to turn this into a debate. I just found myself suddenly in tears and I needed to vent this frustration.


Kamrin said...

I am so sorry! I do hope it is all over very soon and your dear hubby returns to you all safe and snuggly. No matter anyone's position on the war itself, I think we all can (sorta if we aren't military) understand what the families are going through. If not, I challenge them to go to their local airport and watch families say goodbye. No dry eyes there. I love you!

Pixie LaRouge said...

That just sucks. No words of wisdom, not even something to make you laugh. Just want you to know I love you. I'm here for you through all of this. And we must get together for booze and cookies soon