Monday, October 06, 2008

One More Thing the Demagogue Sarah Palin and I Do Not Have in Common

We do not both have sons in Iraq.

Mine came home Saturday, as scheduled, unharmed.

(Sorry I haven't been posting much lately. There just aren't many hours left at the end of the day to pull together coherent thoughts for publication. And this election is draining out all my emotional juices. Thank you to everyone who has posted concern messages. I'm fine -- just slightly overwhelmed.)

Edit: Hello, anyone who clicked over from Shakesville. I'm honored to see you here, and thank you for the kind thoughts about my son.

I'll add a few more thoughts for now. This was his second time there. He was also there when we first went into Iraq. While he was there this time, he said in his emails that it was very quiet. I never pressed for much info by email, assuming that his mails were probably read. I let him say whatever he wanted to say (or not say). Now that he's home, he says he's "glad to be out of that sand" and that he hopes to never see sand again. He's across the country from me, so all the talks that we've had, we've had by phone, with his wife sitting beside him, so I haven't asked for details.

But he kept saying, "it was ridiculous. Just ridiculous."

I don't think he was talking about the sand.


Anonymous said...

That's great news. We need to get all of them home next.

Sherry said...

I've never been to your blog before -- I came over from Melissa's blog around -- but I want to say that I celebrate with you that your son is home and agree with incertus that we need to bring them all home.

liberalandproud said...

Welcome home, son of Bitty!

Deana said...

Great! What a wonderful thing not to have in common with Gov. Palin.

Here's to your sons' readjustment going smoothly.

*cheers to you, your family, and all the military families awaiting their loved ones*

Bitty said...

Thanks, all of you.

Agreed, incertus, sherry, and all who say the troops need to get home.

The next one I specifically want home is my son-in-law, who is in Afghanistan.

Anonymous said...

"Home" is a wonderful word.

Very happy for you.

Tobes said...

Welcome home to your son and a sincere thank you for the service he gave for this country. I hope that was his last tour!

kkryno said...

This is great news! I hope you can visit him in person very soon.
I'm thankful that he is sfe and hope he never goes back there. I also wish with all my heart that all of our troops come home post haste.

Hawise Gadarn said...

Glad to hear that he is back safe and I hope that the two of you can have a chat in person real soon.

Rachel said...

I'm here from Shakesville to say welcome home to your son and congratulations to you.

Anonymous said...

Dear Bitty:

So very glad that your son is home. He is a true hero. Longing to hear all his news. When can we celebrate?