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10.14.2013

DEPLOYMENT | OUR GOODBYE


Thane left for Afghanistan on Friday. We've waited for this day to come since last February. But no amount of time seems good enough to feel prepared to say goodbye for such a long time- only nine months, as opposed to the twelve months he was gone the first time- but a long time nonetheless. We've been so blessed to have almost exactly four years together since the last time he deployed. Yet that's not much comfort in those last days/hours/moments before you have to walk away from each other. Especially now that there are two little boys...

I was jealous of how blissfully unaware of weight of the moment they were! They slept quietly the whole time Thane drew his weapon and made his last minute preparations. He tried to wake Asher up, but to no avail. So a kiss on the cheek was his goodbye to him.


And then, finally, that moment I dreaded- and yet welcomed- came. At some point the turmoil of it all is unbearable and you just want it to be over, to "rip the band-aid  off" and get on with it. We were the only two in the parking lot. We hugged, kissed, said goodbye, and away he walked...

I love you so much Thane, and I'm so proud to be your wife!



Cast your burden on the LORD, And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved. {Psalm 55:22}



4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Keeping you both in my thoughts, and thank you to you both for your sacrifices for the rest of us. - Dan Price

Sarah Keller said...

Thank you so much Dan!

Anonymous said...

Someone very dear to me deployed yesterday. Stumbling onto your blog has been very comforting.

Anonymous said...

Someone very dear to me deployed yesterday. Stumbling onto your blog has turned out to be quite comforting for me.

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