Sunday, November 20, 2005

Out of Iraq

Just got an email from Soldier Girl.
Their company is out of Iraq after a long, hard year. Thankfully, the trip out was uneventful.

They are in Kuwait for a few days, then on to Germany, then Fort Bragg. They will not be home for Thanksgiving because they will be demobilizing, but they will be on American soil, something I guess we tend to take for granted.

Her first two yippies:
--In Kuwait, she doesn't have to carry a weapon everywhere she goes. She said she can walk straighter, and her back doesn't hurt anymore.

--and, there were "purple onions on the salad bar!" How we take little things for granted!

Demobilization will take about 12 days (there are 1000 soldiers), so her return to her reserve unit won't be until about December 1.

She's so, so excited. So are we. But I don't think we realize a lot of what they gave up and put on hold and missed to do their duty and to serve our country, no matter what side of the fence you find yourself.

Thank you for your prayers, now let's pray her on home!
God is good.


Donna Boucher said...

"Walk carefully, well loved one,

walk mindfully, well loved one,

walk fearlessly, well loved one.

Return with us, return to us,

be always coming home."

RANDI said...

It is wonderful that your daughter is safely on her way home! Blessings to your whole family! You have much to be thankful for---we all do!

Camy said...

Praise God, Janie! You and your daughter have been on my mind so much. May the Lord return her safely. Still praying here (smile). Hug her and thank her on behalf of my family.

Sarah said...

Blessings, blessings, blessings!!! What good news!