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Monday, October 12, 2009

Life When You're Deployed

The snow on the mountains are from back in Feb, when he first arrived in country.




Boxes upon boxes filled with bottled water


Mail (or morale!) call


Recreation = volleyball


A "holding area" when you're in between flights/destinations


Scenes from a suicide car bomber (picking up debris)


The blast shattered the glass on the back window of this bus










The 'landscape' that I can see reflected in Joe's glasses reminds me of New Mexico!


Get It Down; 31 for 21

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21 comments:

Mom24 said...

The snow is amazing. The landscape seems so grim. I'm thankful he's staying safe. I appreciate all of your sacrifices.

Five more months? Almost?

Nancy M. said...

What an interesting perspective!

Robin said...

That sure makes it all seem so much more real. I will be so glad when he is home again - I can't even imagaine how you will feel. You are one day closer today than you were yesterday!

Shelley said...

Amazing photoes. I bet you'll be glad when he is home safely. I'll include that in my prayers - and for some semblance of peace in the region too.

Becca said...

Photos, I have no words, but I am praying that all the soldiers come home safe and healthy from this. God Bless you.

MIL/MOM said...

Makes me appreciate my home just that much more. Michelle did Joe take all of those pictures? I'm praying to God that he didn't take the ones of the aftermath with the fire in the background!

Christina said...

Wow, what a perspective, thanks for sharing. Words cannot express how much I admire you and your family for what you sacrifice!

Chris said...

Thank you Michelle for posting these photos. I wish all Americans could get this vantage point--the reality of what being over there is like on a day to day basis. The landscape, the recreation, something as ordinary as boxes filled with water juxtaposed against scenes from a suicide bomber. Continued prayers for all our servicemen and women, but especially for yours!

Bailey's Leaf said...

Thank you for sharing your family pictures.

Sasha said...

Thanks for sharing what it is like. Sending you big hugs.

Overwhelmed! said...

Wow, Michelle, those pics were amazing. Thanks for sharing a little bit of what Joe is seeing and experiencing over there.

I still need to send him a care package!

Chrystal said...

That last one is my favorite. Thank you for sharing.

Calico Sky said...

Thank you for sharing these moments from Joe's day, it helps me to remember to pray for him and his safety!

michele said...

Thank you so much for the small glimpse into Joe's daily life. The service your family is giving our country is appreciated more than words can express. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Lianna said...

This is extraordinary -- to see where Joe is, and the landscape, and what is going on. I imagine that it is bittersweet to see the pictures, for you. Wishing for the next five months to fly by!

PEA said...

It's seeing pictures like these that make us realize just what these men have to deal with day in and day out. Not only do these men make sacrifices but so do their families and for that you have my utmost respect.

Make sure you come by my blog today, you're there dressed up as a little faerie! hehe xoxo

Beverly said...

thanks for sharing these photos! I know you will be so happy when he is home. Praying all is well.

Rachelle said...

I just had to comment and say that I found your blog via another blog (Bailey's leaf I think)...anyway, I keep coming back b/c of "friday freebies"-love those! Hopped over today and your pics and comments caught my attention;I am from NM. My prayers are with you and your family.

Sue said...

Wow! Thank you for sharing. He's always in my thoughts. You are all so strong and amaze me.

A Captured Reflection said...

These are amazing photographs, really give more understanding of what life is like out there and the amazing work of the men in the military. Not many months left now!

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