Monday, April 24, 2006

full circle

i apologize for the delay in updating this site. much has happened...

right now, i am in hinesville, georgia, about a mile away from ft. stewart. it is amazing to me how much of a different connotation "fort stewart" has in my mind now than a year ago! last year it was the place at which i said good-bye to my husband of one month. yesterday, it afforded us a very sweet hello.

i have had the opportunity to meet several people over the past couple days who have been involved in jonathan's life. today i was at taco bell with a friend of jon's and his family (jon wasn't able to come)- a soldier brushed past me, and i heard another say to him, "watch out- you just ran into the preacher's wife!" they turned and smiled at me, and i returned it. later this afternoon, i was looking for some patches for jonathan's uniform at the px. i inquired the help of a soldier standing nearby, who just happened to be his commanding officer. when i introduced myself, he proceeded to share with me how great of a chaplain and a man jonathan is. on his way out of the store, he even said to me, "you are authorized to tell your husband i appreciate him." (only in the army, right? :) it filled me with great pride to hear such a dedicated officer talk of my husband in such a way.

for our entire marriage, jon has been an email in my inbox, a screenname in messenger, an address to which i send packages. now he is home. now we will live together. that thought wells up within me countless emotions...

so this is the end of my journey as a "wife of a deployed chaplain," as the top of my blog says. it has been a long, painful, yet sweet journey. thanks to all those who have walked it with me...

2 comments:

Rossi said...

WOW! sara how cool for you and for jon, to be together finally!!!
i was hoping you'd keep your blogg updated while you were out and about so we could keep tabs on how life is for you. i felt badly that i rushed out and didn't say good-bye the day before you left *you obviously recovered from you horrific dissapointment*. Praying all God's best for you and your man. write when you can.
love,
me

ashley said...

do you know how much i love you? and how proud of you i am? you are an amazing woman, my dear friend and i think of you often!

and the outlets in thailand are quite nice, much more conducive to foreigners than singapore!