So here we are, almost two years later. Her husband was given two days notice to leave for Haiti. The preschool did a collection of things he needed to send to her husband and his unit in Haiti (which I actually wrote about last week: Thankful Thursday: A HOT LONG Shower). This email was her response, her genuine appreciation for those that were so willing to support her husband, and in turn her.
I speak with my husband a couple times a day. He wanted me to let you all know that the conditions in Haiti are more deplorable than anything he has seen in his life. This is not my husband's first deployment. He has been to Kuwait twice and to Louisiana when Hurricane Katrina hit. He has also been an innter-city police officer for 18 years. He has seen his fair share of sad and heartbreaking conditions.
The military men and women are bathing out of buckets and sleeping in tents. The heat is almost unbearable. Yet they are there to guard the ports of Haiti as a duty to our country and to help so many people in desperate need. I miss my husband terribly but I know he is doing something he is so very passionate about.
So to our service-members who sacrifice SO MUCH; from a warm-shower, to running water, to kissing their spouse good-night and tucking their little ones into bed. I offer this trifle, yet genuine
from your friend, neighbor, cousin, daughter, spouse!
- Leanne from MilitaryAvenue.com