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Sara's Blog: Episode 1
Posted: Mon 11/19/2012 10:41 AM
I love how the show opens with showing all of the snow!! Last winter was a record breaking year -- 133 inches. Getting a peak into Lindsey's house and moose poop problems was too fun! Seeing the Skype tour of our new house brought back all those feelings of moving alone. Our first house on post was torn down, therefore, we had to move to a new house across post. Of course, all of this happened while my husband was half way around the world. This is why my mom was in town, to help me with the boys and to unpack.
During my tour of the new house I had on my Red Friday shirt which is something near and dear to my heart. It was started in the early 2000's as a way to remind the general public that we are at war. The shirts say "Red Friday: Until they all come home." I wear that shirt every Friday and will until every boot is back on American soil for good! Seeing Wyatt kiss the phone is so heartbreaking. He is old enough to know his dad is gone but not old enough to know why. Skype is an amazing tool for the men overseas to keep in touch with their families. We also see Rynn and her kids using Skype to see their dad and see where he lives. It is truly humbling to see how these men live day to day.
Going to the jump was SO MUCH FUN!! Seeing men jump out airplanes never gets old, it was freezing that day and I can't imagine how cold it was in the air. We all genuinely had a good time and it was fun seeing their little skis.
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Being asked to eat lunch at Mrs. Goin’s house was such an honor. She had everything displayed so nicely and such an amazing meal for us! She is the perfect hostess. The packers were at my house that day and packed my outfit and my coat and they were in a box being driven across post. I was in my mother's clothes, and my hair was such a mess. I have to admit when I walked in her door my mind was on my house and the boxes and the huge task ahead of me but it quickly changed when Mrs. Goins started speaking. As a new Army wife I have so much to learn and she is an amazing mentor to have. The words she told me that day about me changing as well as my husband are so true and exactly what I needed to hear that day. Yolanda said, "It's nothing to fear, it's just something to prepare for."
The surprise party my Army sisters threw for me was such an amazing surprise! My Army journey has been a tough one and this party acknowledged my rough path and how far I have come. However, the mood at the party was quickly dampened by the news of a blackout. Traci explained it perfectly; it is a blackout in communication (internet and phone) in order to notify a family or families of an injury or a solider being killed in action. This was my first blackout and I had no idea how to deal with it. Tune in tomorrow to see what happens and why the blackout was occurring. I hope you continue to watch our journeys.