Saturday, December 10, 2011


Last night Aaron and I enjoyed a dinner at the Australian embassy. We invited some local relatives and chatted up with the very hospitable embassy staff. I would never turn down a chance to dine with Australians- they treat their guests like royalty. We sat at the Ambassador's table and got to know his adult children and a guest political speaker.

Then early this morning, we got another call. For a third straight month, a tech is coming through Bethesda with a life-changing injury. He has been rendered almost completely blind- total loss in one eye, with hopes of shadowing in the other. He has a baby with his very lovely wife, who has three older children with her. We'll greet the tech tomorrow night, and his family on Monday.

When is enough, enough? How much can a less-than-50 man unit take? 5 injuries since June.
A broken leg, an injured backed, Aaron's legs, Kiel's left leg, and now vision. It's awful, it's not okay, and I am at a loss of words. How?


  1. Thats so heartbreaking. I will certainly be praying for him and his family. I dont know when enough is enough. Its not fair and its not right.

  2. I wish I had an answer for you. That just sucks. Hang it there. You are amazing and I am sure you and Aaron will be able to guide this new wounded warrior.

  3. This is so heartbreaking and there are no words to express when enough is enough. As Julie said, he will be able to guide the other wounded warriors.

  4. so heartbreaking! I will be praying for them. Agree with Julie!