Last night I wrote in my journal: "Tomorrow is 9/11. Six years ago my daughter called me crying and asked 'does this mean Kris will have to go to war?' Now the war has both of her brothers and most of my soul." I'll leave it at that.
Since December 2001 we have had a family member deployed in Afghanistan or Iraq every year except 2005. Our soldiers are safely back in the USA (yeah!) . . . and life goes on.