Saturday, December 05, 2009
Return and Lost
To all my readers...
Thank you so much for all the emails and comments. Yes, I still need to moderate the comments. Only 1% have been negative (these I still publish) however, there has been highly unappropriate comments made in regards to escorts, etc. on our fallen soldier entries. These I need to deal with.
Yes, my son has returned home! What an ecstatic night that was! As well, I know there was a loss experienced, as he returned without some of his friends-his family on his return flight.
For myself, I don't know what has been happening causing my blogging absence. How do families cope when deployment is over? I know there is obvious elation, and then there's this strange feeling I've never experienced before - a feeling of being lost? (Perhaps that's the wrong word.)However, during deployment, my committment had been to care packages, letters, and worry, worry, worry. Now, it's quiet. The shoulders are down, but the compassion remains for fellow families always. And as the tan coloured dust covered boots sitting near the door, there are the days of wonder ... I always wonder about "all the horrors of of war and loss of humanity" my son has seen and experienced. As a mother, I wish I could take some of that pain away.