I was going to prepare a celebratory post for being half-way through this deployment. Only 6 more months (give or take) to go.
But then Margo's husband died yesterday in Afghanistan. I know people die in this war every day and that is tragic. There's something different about it though when you go to that person's promotion ceremony from Major to Lt. Col. and when you saw that person dressed up for Halloween as a football coach (Margo was a football player) and when you cared for that person's child at the center where you work. You hurt pretty bad for someone when you were in thier Bible study class on marriage, which Margo was really qualified to teach since she and Tom have been married over 20 years.
Had been married.
That's hard to get used to.
Margo and Tom have two beautiful daughters. Please keep Margo and the girls in your prayers.