Join Date: May 2002
Location: Pacific Northwest
Thank you for that corinne.
My husband deployed a year ago and is still not back. I know what you mean about the trials of the war, it was scary stuff as it was unfolding. Dh's Division was attacked by one of it's own men before they even got into Iraq. DH was less than 1/4 mile away in that incident and they were among the first to respond. If that man had planned to continue his rampage, I could have an entirely different outlook on life right now.
But I understand that Max has trials of her own, even if he wasn't there for the war itself. Her husband has *only* been there 4 mths, true, but he has already been shot. His best friend was killed not 2 weeks ago. I know Max and I know she is wonderfully supportive and I know she is looking down the barrel of 18 mths before her husband comes back and it has got to be hard not to be bitter.
I can't put words in Max's mouth, but I know she was not looking for a pissing contest, probably just letting off some steam. Don't think too unkindly of her for it.