I wanted to stop by and thank you for your comment on the blog this morning. Where are you stationed? My grandfather was in the Navy (an Admiral, actually)and I married an Army Ranger.
I want to thank both of you for your service to this country. I know firsthand some the sacrifices and trials involved.
My husband has deployed seven times but always for three-five months at a time. A blessing especially when we lived in WA and I was very isolated. The FRG did not contact me until after I’d been released from the hospital (where I had a miscarriage and nearly died). A Red Cross message was sent to my husband because I had been sent home from Madigan with internal bleeding and was found by the Roy Fire Department passed out on the floor of our house — alone and very low on blood. I had a blood transfusion and surgery as a follow-up from my stay at Madigan, who did issue an apology for failing to provide life-saving care or notifying the FRG or anyone that they were sending a woman home alone who was bleeding profusely, had just lost her baby, and had frightening bruising all over her abdomen.
I sincerely hope that you have been surrounded by wonderful people as a military wife. We found our own support system in a church while living in Washington. Only now that we live Georgia, have I encountered the loving military wives that my grandmother always spoke of. Now that I see the loving community of military wives, I can’t imagine how I made it through without them. They would never have allowed any wife to be alone after such an experience.
Please know that if you need anything at all, you are not alone. You have a military wife just an email away — me!
Lacy, my husband is actually now in the Navy Reserve. When he was active we were mostly stationed in California and he just went on deployments from there. We now live close to my family, but there are not very many military families around us that I have found. But I have found that no matter where we go the Lord is always with me, even when others are not.