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December 17, 2006

Simply the *best* comment ever posted at Castle Argghhh.

I'm prejudiced, I admit, having been the child in this comment when it was my family's turn to do this during Vietnam. Homefront Six left this comment on my Whattaya Want For Christmas post. I know if we were in Hawaii today, we'd be helping put up Christmas decorations.

I would like a better answer to my daughter's comment that she misses her daddy besides "me too, baby. Me too." *sigh*

A winning lottery ticket would be nice. I'm not greedy - 5 zeros would be acceptable. A fast forward button on life? That would be kind of nice. Just to get us to July-ish.

I'd like to not be a single parent for a little while. I'd like to sleep the sleep that you sleep when you're not the ONLY adult in the house, responsible for the health, welfare, and spiritual guidance of 2 children who depend on you wholeheartedly. I'd like to have someone to sit with on the couch at the end of the day and just BE with. I'd like to have someone here to help me put up Christmas decorations.

Honestly, though, I do not want for much. My family is safe (relatively speaking) and healthy (well, physically at least!). We have a good church family here and good friends throughout the world that love us and pray for us like we love them and pray for them. We have a roof over our heads, food on the table, and the freedom to do as we please. That pretty much covers it.

Though snow would be nice ;~) Gosh, I miss snow!!!

Mele Kalikimaka!

I will say this - HFS is doing this better than we did when Dad went to Vietnam. We were isolated with little to no contact with the military community, a decision that in retrospect probably made things harder. No one around us had any idea of what it was like, and some were covertly hostile, though none had the courage to be open.

Comments on Simply the *best* comment ever posted at Castle Argghhh.
Harvey briefed on December 17, 2006 12:31 PM

*leaves pile of snow*

HomefrontSix briefed on December 17, 2006 05:30 PM

Aw, shucks! Thanks :)

I posted and tried to t/b but your t/b thingy is not being nice.

Harvey ~ thanks. I appreciate it more than you know!

Cricket ~ you too! Just keep tossing those snowballs this way!

AFSister briefed on December 17, 2006 05:31 PM

I read that the other day, John... and I have to agree.

I've been thinking about you, HF6. Like Cricket, I'll be counting my blessings this Christmas, knowing that although things aren't perfect, they're as wonderful as I chose to believe.

And I believe in Santa, too.

1sg keith briefed on December 17, 2006 07:27 PM

Cricket and HFS,
Nothing most of us are going through are more than minor inconveniences in comparison. What do I want for Christmas? A world of no pain, no loss, no one left behind, no waiting for love. But, such is life. My heart, and my prayers, goes out to you and anyone else hurting at Christmas, or any other time of the year.

Now, I wish this lump in my throat would go away. Not sure where it came from....

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