Thursday, January 11, 2007

Do over!!

I'm pretty sure we all heard the news by now. Our boys are extended for at least 60 more days... I have a countdown on my google page that was coming down to around 89 more days. Then I added in the extension and felt a swift kick in the stomach. Back to 150 +... It's like a do over. Remember when we were young, when something didn't go quite right all we'd have to do is scream, "Do over!!!" Then bam. Clean slate. We started around 150, got a few behind our belt then the President screamed, "Do over!!!!" And the countdown re-began. (Is that even a word?) Only this time it's not as fun...

I got a call from the Old Man at about 3 am last night breaking the news. (He's going to try to call or email family, but as you can imagine, the phone lines are probably insane.) Immediately after he told me, my first reaction was to make sure he's holding up OK. As always, he's amazing. His main concern was me. Of course he's disappointed beyond belief, but I'm at a total loss for words to describe how completely incredible he is and how he's taking this. Just in case I don't tell the Old Man's family enough, you guys really did a good job with this one. :)

From what I understand from the other wives, girlfriends, and the Old Man, all the 1/6 Marines are just as admirable. The President sure is lucky to have such an amazing group of Marines.

5 comments:

Uisce said...

We're all very lucky to have such dedicated troops. Very, very lucky.

kim said...

Man that stinks! Well glad to hear he is still doing great. I'll be praying for him. And you too :)

Anonymous said...

Can you spell surprised? We're certainly not by any stretch of the imagination. It's good that the Old Man and his gang are trying to stay upbeat about it. Even though we feel somewhat selfish by being disappointed about this news, we know that our guys/gals will be doing the tasks before them as well as they can, for all of us. That makes us feel safe just thinking about it. We are all very proud of the troops, and knowing that the Old Man is with them to help lead them is comforting to us and makes us very, very proud of him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your men Old Man, hang in there for you and for us. Keep your head down and your spirits up....
Older Man Hancock

Anonymous said...

I want a do over too!! I miss my husband so much! We were so close and now we are even further than we started it seems like!! Hang in there girl...they will be home soon enough!!!

Lauren

Sparky Duck said...

you and OM were the first people that popped into my head after hearing all about this. Plus, its scary, because do over was all that screamed in my head during the speech. Keep your head up, or some sort of platitude that wont help that much.