28 July 2012

Deployment Diary: Week 5

This week started out a little rough. RC and I have had pretty constant communication since he left, but that stopped all of a sudden. Completely out of the blue. For 2 days I didn't hear from him and I was a little freaked out. I knew something was wrong. I soon found out that all soldiers in his region were put on a media blackout because two men, a specialist and a private, were killed. A number of other individuals were injured. With the way technology and Facebook is they are mandating blackouts so that families can be properly notified before someone senselessly posts something on Facebook.  

My heart aches for their families and instantly I was reminded how real this war is. 

The rest of my week was spent at work and continuing the CrossFit/functional fitness classes in the evening. I've developed some nice calluses, determined my baseline for weightlifting, and hopefully gained/toned some muscles! I also conquered round two against these gawd-awful walls and hung some curtains in our living room. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, a retelling of Cinderalla from one of the "ugly stepsisters", is my current read.

Also, here's a picture of one of the Daddy or Hero Dolls. You can place a picture under the plastic piece in front of his face. I'm not gonna lie, it's kind of creepy looking and the dudes got crazy hair. But these are a great tool to help kids deal with separation from their solider.. or errrr wives when there are extra Daddy Dolls left over. :)


  1. Those blackouts are scary. Hang in there honey!!

  2. I have so much respect for you and your hubby. Man, I just can't imagine. Thanks for enduring and living the life you do so we can continue to be safe.

    Muchmuch love to you!

  3. Many thoughts and prayers with the families of those soldiers. It's so easy to get caught up in our day to day lives & not remember that there are still men & woment over there fighting to keep us safe. I admire your husband and all the soldiers for the service that they do.

  4. Those sudden stops in communication are so hard! Timmy kept a lot from me when he was in Afghanistan so I wouldn't worry, but when you don't hear from them for more than a day, your mind instantly goes to the worst possible outcome. Hoping the rest of the deployment is a little easier for you!

  5. Blackouts are scary! I remember the first time I went through that I was worried sick that something bad had happened because just like you I was use to the communication that was constant & such! I was thankful to find out that mine was fine but saddened by the loss of others! I remember crying & being so overwelmed! Hang in there sweet girl :) Remember always no matter what how much he loves you & as much as you miss him, he will always miss you that much more!

  6. I'm a new follower to your blog and I just wanna say, girl, you are strong! I cannot wait to see what else you post :)

    Miss V's Busy Bees

  7. My dad was part of Desert Storm when I was a toddler and his best friend was in Iraq for a year. I know it has to be super hard on you right now but you are a strong woman! That doll is a little creepy but it has good intentions! Keep your head up beautiful!