TJ, I don’t think I could do your job. No, you are not “officially” in the Air Force like Billy, but you are as much a part of defending our freedom as he is.
You are here raising his children. You have
to your husband and the job he is doing. He may be in Iraq, but you are fighting battles here, too. Like trying to sell a house in Arkansas, after you have already moved to Colorado Springs. And like worrying about your bank account, making sure you have the money to pay for the things you need to pay for. Getting the kids into new schools. Easing their fears of moving to a new town. And just dealing with a teenager – by yourself.
Having to keep your house clean everyday, and leave the house while prospective buyers walked through it. And then finding out that after all your effort, they werent’ interested. Living out of hotels. Packing and unpacking with no help. Buying new appliances. Installing a satellite dish (I was impressed!)
And then there’s the stress of knowing he is in Iraq, which is a dangerous place.
And through all this stress, you can still say
You have our admiration. We support you with our prayers. I wish I could come to Colorado Springs and help you, although I don’t know what I would be able to do. I wish I knew somebody in Cabot that wanted a house.
You deserve a medal, too. There should be a medal for military spouses. But this is the best we can do now.
Please go by TJ’s site (wolskimom) and let her know how much you support her. She needs it right now.
It will all be worth it, as soon as he gets back home and puts his arms around you.
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