Oh, I know. Nothing in my life is easy right now.
Okay, after my mother and I had that 20 minute shouting match on my birthday because of the fact that she insists on saying insensitive and hurtful things about my husband's deployment and refuses to recognize that she does so even after I point it out to her, she laid this one on me tonight. She mentioned that her sister's grandson, who just completed basic training, is being sent to Alaska and "might have to go to Afghanistan" at some point in the future (umm ... he joined the military, Mom) and "Wouldn't that be scary?" So I asked her, in a noticeably upset tone, if that was worse than MY HUSBAND being sent to Afghanistan. Her answer? Yes!!!! She sat in front of me and told me it was worse because "Kevin knows what he's doing." So somehow if I'm ever widowed I can apparently take comfort in the fact that he knew what he was doing, and that's totally fine. WTF??? Oh, and my father defended her! Why the he!l would you say that to someone whose husband is currently in direct combat? Somehow the possibility of my cousin's son being sent over there sometime in the future is supposed to be worse to me than the fact that I just spent a week knowing my husband was out on a mission from which he might never return. Thanks, Mom and Dad.
ETA: Whoa ... don't know how I managed it, but I just skipped this entire page and was responding to Kate's comment at the bottom of the last page. Which is why my first comment doesn't appear to be in any sort of context.
Last edited by Gwenn; 10-20-2010 at 10:32 PM.
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