Ran into wife of battle-buddyI've recently been irritated with this blog. It seems all the things I have done to try to advertise this has not worked out. I, however, mainly use this as a type of therapy. It just so happens that I'm no different from any other blogger, in that, I feel that maybe someone might find what I have to say, what I'm living through, or my points of view are interesting.
At any rate, I went out to eat lunch yesterday with my father. We went to one of those "all you can eat" places. There I saw the wife of my husbands former battle buddy. I hadn't talked to her in nearly a year. I walked over to say "hi".
She was there with her in-laws, and her two children. Her husband was not there. This didn't strike me as odd, because I never know when drill weekend will be. He's not in the same unit, anyway.
She went on to notice that I was very pregnant and congratulate me. She told me that her husband was also deployed. "What?!?!?!" I was absolutely stunned. He wasn't too keen on the whole situation when he was deployed, before. To say the least. His children are in mid to late elementary grades. It breaks my heart.
So now I know that Marks "old" boss, Mark, and Marks old battle-buddy are all deployed, with different units/companies, after barely a year. Boy! Something just doesn't seem right. Now, mind you, Mark and his former boss are AGR. For those who don't know what that is...it's basically active duty army who is employed by the National Guard. They are full timers. Always active duty. So it's just not as shocking that Mark and his former boss is deployed once more. But Marks former battle buddy is not AGR. It just seems a bit excessive for him to be taken away from his family, once again, for a year or so.