I realized that not all of you are on Facebook, so you may not have heard--
Phill's name was on the list to deploy to Afghanistan, but the list is not yet finalized, and there is a chance--slim, but a chance--that he won't have to go. We are praying, hoping, and feeling the calming power of many others who so generously have given their prayers in our favor, too. I don't know when the list will be finalized. Soon. But what does "soon" mean?
In the meantime, tonight I meet with dear friends for a weekend filled with thrift-store-hunting, sushi-eating, unhindered baking and cooking, and undoubtedly lots of laughing, mixed with some tears for good measure.
About this possible deployment, I am alternately filled with dread and then hope. I'm trying to see the good possibilities here. I'm grateful to have so many wonderful friends and supportive family. You take the bitter out of bittersweet.