It seems I have not done a post in about a month’s time. To any eager followers out there – I am sorry to disappoint.

My cousin Joey was killed in Afghanistan the last week of March. It was his fourth tour of duty and he was due to come home in two weeks. This loss has hit my family very hard and we are still in the process of coping.

The day after I heard about my cousin’s death, I was scheduled to head up to Boston for my boyfriend’s return from Afghanistan. Needless to say, I did not make it up to Boston. Instead, my loving boyfriend came down to New York to be with me as soon as he was released. It made the time a bit more bearable though still the worst nightmare my family has ever suffered through.

Since then, I spent Easter with my boyfriend in Portland, ME and went to Atlantic City with him and two friends the following weekend. These posts are currently in draft, look forward to them eagerly; they are both wonderful weekends. This weekend I’ll be up in Boston celebrating 4/20 and enjoying the last weekend with Kyle before he heads off to Ranger school for a period of 2-6 months with zero communication. While I am incredibly proud of him and supportive, I am dreading not having him to talk to for such a long period of time.

Consider me officially back.

10 thoughts on “Absence

  1. I am so very sorry for your loss. I wish you and your family my thoughts. You sacrificed your blood for our country and we should all be thanking you for your ultimate price of the gift your family gave and paid. Hang in there. He would want you to come together through his absence i am sure of it. Make sure that something good can be made out of such a pointless loss. It would probably make him very proud. Just my thoughts. I hope i didnt over step my bounds.

  2. Aww. That’s just terrible. I’m so sorry for your loss. 😦

    I’m glad that you’re taking the time you need. Post when you’re ready, and you’ve got the inclination to do so. Blogging shouldn’t be work.

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