I talked to Luke for quite a while today, mostly because his phone had reception as he was driving to some different part of southern California where his phone does work. Crazy. I probably talked to him for about an hour total. He may be able to call again tomorrow.
And that is exciting.
What is even more exciting is that he thinks he'll be home by Thursday evening. Woohoo!
But this is where the seeing thing comes in. Generally speaking, I'm all about blind faith. But when it comes to the Army I take back that possibly completely. When it comes to the Army I must not only see to believe, it must actually happen... and only then will I be like "yup, this is happening."
This is even MORE true for what the Army is doing with our lives than it is for the question of what day they send Luke home this week. While I would love to tell you right now "we will for sure find out our fate on March 11," like they say we will, I'm not going to say that. Instead this is what you get:
The Army CLAIMS that they will be releasing information on our fate March 11. They CLAIM that information will tell us whether or not we are being sent somewhere crazy and stupid, like Kansas, or staying here and deploying with 5th Brigade.
This skepticism is necessary for my sanity and, in part, yours. Why? Because if I'm going insane I'm going to send some of my crazy your way and you're going to have to deal with it. That's right, you. Yes, you.