Good luck, thanks for sharing and people like you & your husband are simply amazing.

Posted by tim at November 9, 2006 08:24 AM

Sarah, you and your husband may or may not realize how amazing you are to those of us here who appreciate the life you live, the sacrifice you make on behalf of our country, for our families and our future. I don't have words to say how I feel about this post other than, having read your blog now for two years or so, I knew when you wrote 'he asked if he could trade' that you would say yes. And it doesn't surprise me at all that he would ask, or that you would say yes. Because the two of you are what make America the greatest country on Earth. You believe in something greater than yourselves. You serve people through your hard work and sacrifice. And although I may never meet you in person or cross your paths, I can honestly say that I am humbled by the life you live and proud to say you're Americans. Bless you both. Wherever you may or may not be going. I'm glad you're here at least.

Posted by Kathleen A at November 9, 2006 02:09 PM

It's a wacky life sometimes, but thank God we have men like your husband willing to live it, and thank God we have spouses like you to support him.

Both of you make me very proud.

Posted by Andi at November 9, 2006 04:55 PM

Never a dull moment, eh? Both of you are outstanding. I'm not the least bit surprised you would both be first in line to do this.

I hope Anheuser-Bush pays attention... although lately their commercials have been all about the Rap and Hip-Hop crap.

Sometimes it's better just to go with the flow... but it can be so frustrating waiting for the flow to get going!

Posted by Teresa at November 9, 2006 06:28 PM

Aaahhhh, the life of a soldier's wife. This sounds all too familiar. My husband would go back in a minute if he had the chance. And I would support it. Every time he gets frustrated in his current job (which is almost he tells me he wants to just tell his branch manager to send him back to the line where he belongs, which would almost certainly mean another trip back to the sandbox in the not-to-distant future. Best wishes to your husband, whatever comes of all this uncertainty, and God Speed.

Posted by Robin at November 9, 2006 09:53 PM

You're right! The best and the brightest need to be there so they can ALL do the job right.

As for knowing the! Part of what makes military life so fun and exciting is never knowing what tomorrow brings. You never know what paperwork is lurking around the corner for you. What matters is what you make of it!

Posted by Vonn at November 9, 2006 09:59 PM

Wow, I don't know what to say, but you both make me so proud to be American.

Posted by annika at November 9, 2006 10:10 PM

You both are absolutely, positively, stark raving mad!! You're nuts!! You both have done your duty, yet you offer more.

Thank you, thank you from the bottom of this too-old-to-reenlist-ex-sailor's heart. Where do people--no, heroes--like you two come from? You make us all proud.


Posted by Jim Shawley at November 9, 2006 11:51 PM

Sarah, I enjoy your blog so much. Thank you and your husband for all you are doing for us and our country. May God bless you both wherever you go and whatever you do. I wish you all the best.

Posted by Pat at November 10, 2006 12:20 AM

Hey there. I actually came to promote a USO show for the troops on RightLinx blog, but your post on hubby and your ordeals has left me emotionally drained. So sure, join our USO show on Friday night, but I would love a note from you to see what more exactly we can do to support our trooops and their families. You guys rock. Hope you like dancing!

RightLinx USO Show

Posted by McCain at November 10, 2006 04:40 AM

Thank you.

Posted by Eric at November 10, 2006 08:47 AM

Again, I'm at a loss for what to say. You already know it takes an incredible ammount of courage to let go and give permission for another tour overseas. (We've had this same conversation many times at our house. Usually ends up in me crying my eyes out and say NO!) I'm more than proud to call you my friends. I'm even more than pround that our Army is filled with soldiers like Russ who will go and fight the fight until it's done. Thank you both for what you do every day.

Posted by Angie at November 10, 2006 10:54 AM

Speechless. Thank you both for your service to
our country.

Posted by MaryIndiana at November 10, 2006 03:55 PM

Hey, whatever happened to Pericles? That guy was my hero.

Posted by Will at November 10, 2006 06:29 PM

Thanks- to both of you for your service. We are a better nation because of people like you.

My family are in debt to you guys!

God Speed and God Bless,


Posted by Jim at November 10, 2006 09:14 PM

Sarah - thank you and your husband. You're just amazing...

Posted by Agnieszka O. at November 11, 2006 07:27 PM

Thank you for being who you are, for having such and honorable man for a husband and for making me so proud to be an American!

God bless you and your family!

(Came here via Mary*Ann and "Blog of War")

Posted by Anna at November 11, 2006 09:45 PM