I'm sure if you are on your 3rd, 4th, or 5th deployment, you have heard a thing or two or three or a dozen, that makes you get all riled up inside.
Then there are the things that are said to your spouse that make your skin crawl.
--I love my husband too much to let him go away like that. (You think? I just can't stand my husband, so I love sending him overseas to traipse through the Iraqi countryside, while I take care of all three kiddos by myself, and worry about him. Good times I tell you.)
--At least he gets all that extra pay for being deployed. (Of course! I love him going to war because I can just sit back and roll around naked in all the money he is making. Seriously, where do people come up with this?)
There's more, but then there have also been lots of positive things that I have heard too, and people that have gone out of their way to thank my husband or our family, and that means a lot. Gunner was bumped up to first class after people watched him try to say goodbye to Jr when he was 13 days old. He's had coffee bought for him, and lots of handshakes.
Gunner also makes a point of every Veteran that he sees, to go over to him and shake their hands, and thank them for their service. They always seem surprised, which is sad.
What's the dumbest thing that you have had said to you? How do you respond?
What's the nicest thing that someone has said to you or your spouse?
I don't expect people to thank my husband, but it's always nice to hear that he is appreciated.