Comments: PREPARED

Yes! You managed to get this posted. I think it's the absolute best point made even with all the really great stuff they talked about in the other discussions. As soon as I can get my sorry act together, I'll be linking to it.

Meeting you and CaliValleyGirl was one of the biggest highlights of the Conference. I'm so glad you were there!

Posted by Teresa at May 7, 2007 01:22 PM

Im rather partial to the cheerleading crowd, all that positive energy and all. (Plus Im a leg man). Some like to take the easy way out by biatching and moaning. They make themselves feel good by running down something. Staying positive and getting the job done when things are a little tough takes a lot more intestinal fortitude. Unfortunately, most people are weak minded and think everything should be quick and easy.

Keep cheering, I for one will keep listening and cheering with ya.

Posted by tim at May 7, 2007 04:46 PM

I didn't know you had a hate site dedicated to you! Wow! That's almost a compliment!

All I have is a mother-in-law dedicated to hating me, which isn't as fun as it sounds. It can't go on my resume, like yours.

I think your remarks were great - you explained it very well.

Posted by airforcewife at May 7, 2007 07:57 PM

You were wonderful. I enjoyed you and the Family Panel via the web.

Posted by Reasa at May 7, 2007 10:51 PM

I tried to trackback but they are being a pain in the butt so here's my link:

You have NO idea how hard what you had to say that afternoon hit me. Thank you. It was wonderful meeting you! Are you coming out for CVG's wedding??? Please say yes!

Posted by HomefrontSix at May 8, 2007 04:11 AM

I believe there's an old Afghan saying that goes something like this:

"The insults of an enemy are a tribute to the brave."

Posted by david foster at May 8, 2007 09:47 AM

Sarah, great post. Thanks for putting it up. Andi asked JILL and I to be on your panel, but this crazy war deployment got in the way... can you believe it? :) Anyway, I noticed on Homefrontsix's blog comments that you may be in Hawaii soon...??? If so, as I suggested on her blog, I hope you manage to link up with JILL and chat a bit. I know she would love it and I'd love hearing about it.

Anyway, still loving your blog, even from the Sandbox.

Posted by JACK ARMY at May 8, 2007 02:18 PM

That is the BEST description of what it is like. Do you mind if I copy that? I'd like to send it to my non FRG group. Cause we weren't able to explain it to our deployed troops/sons/husbands... and that would!


Posted by Liberal Army Wife at May 8, 2007 08:32 PM

Very beautifully written, Sarah. Just beautiful. You said so eloquently what I've never been able to put into words. I might just save this to show my husband one day. I don't completely understand what he goes through any more than he completely understands my point of view. Thank you.

Posted by Robin at May 8, 2007 08:34 PM


loomking forward to seeing you this weekend in San Diego....

You did a fantastic job on the panel and were very impressive indeed!! You made me laugh often, and your approach was thoughtful.....

I think the guys enjoyed hearing how proud we REALLY ARE OF THEM....and how we really cannot wait for them to return to our beds...

I want to be the #2 cheerleader!

Posted by ArmyWifeToddlerMom at May 8, 2007 10:59 PM