Thursday, March 29, 2007

What? Huh? Yeah, Sure I'll Do it...Wait a Minute

A few months back a "joined" the Florida chapter of the Blue Star Mothers. I sent in my registration form, my dues and $ for a pin. Hadn't heard a word back, no pin either. Then today I got my first communication from the chapter president. Would I (along with others) be willing to attend a Soldier's funeral in Winter Haven on Saturday on behalf of the Blue Star Mothers? What? Huh? Yeah, sure I'll do it. . .wait a minute! Am I up to that kind of emotional experience? Before my brain even thought about thinking I replied to the e-mail, "I'll go." I even signed my husband up as a member of the Patriot Guard! Just wait until I tell him about that.

One of my sweetest friends called me about some plans we'd made for Saturday and when I told her what I was going to do -- "ARE YOU UP TO THAT? YOU CAN'T GO ALONE! I'LL GO WITH YOU. ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT TO DO THIS? YOU NEED TO GIVE THIS SOME MORE THOUGHT! THIS DOES NOT SOUND LIKE SOMETHING YOU SHOULD BE DOING RIGHT NOW!"

She's probably right.


liberal army wife said...

dear... you are a brave woman to do it this week. I know that you will meet some wonderful folks to hold on to.


Butterfly Wife said...

Whatever you decide to do will the the right decision for you at that moment. Either way, you will learn from the experience. As LAW said, if you go, you will meet some great people that probably have a great deal in common with you. If you don't go, you probably aren't ready for that kind of challenge this particular weekend. But it could be the kind of push you need to get you on new path of coping with your son's recent departure.

When I get these kinds of phone calls, I usually take it as a "sign" of the world providing me with what I need. But that is just me. You will do what is right for you.

And know that we are hear to listen.

Army Mom Times Two said...

Hey there!
I'm glad I found your blog. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, fears, and your kids lives with us. Please continue to keep us posted on their where abouts and how you're doing.
Your long time friend,
GOL, Washington State