August 5, 2008
That Is A Blow
Today we had a blow to our morale. Pat called to tell me his R & R was canceled. I am not all that surprised, and I do understand. However, my big problem is that they really killed my husband's morale. Pat has been told for over 3 months that he was still getting R & R even with their plans to come home early. He was really looking forward to seeing his son and needed a break from the job that he is doing over there. Pat is definitely over worked and under-appreciated. Pat feels bad for me that he isn't coming home, but as I told him, "I am strong, I can make it." I feel awful that he is upset and I cannot make it better. I know we are lucky that he'll only be gone a bit over 8 months, so it isn't really the fact of how long he'll be gone as much as it is the fact that he is disappointed and upset. I'm just so sad for him right now.