I know some of you remember two years ago my father spent a year in Iraq, well today I found out officially that he will be spending the next 6 months in Pakistan.
I really dont know how I feel about this right now, when I first heard the news I was really scared, just remembering how it was last time he was gone I literally stopped watching the news because I was scared to death every time I would hear a story about someone being killed over there.
I have been comforted a little but, but Im not gonna lie, I know there are going to be nights when I will not be able to sleep and where I will be thinking about the crazieness that is going on over there.
The craziest part about all of this is like Iraq, my father is actually volunteering to go over and take this assignment.
I know I dont know any of you personally, but please keep him in your thoughts. You never realize how hard something like this is until you go through it, and even then it just seems like its something Ill never be able to get used to.
By the same token, I think I am probably going to shy away from the News and Politics forum, although I am hoping that with this trip I wont have all the horror stories coming up on the news every day like I went through last time.