Jan 9, 2010

19 Thinking about my cous/Stationed in Afghanistan

She’s a medic, a few years back she was sent to Iraq and we were all on pins and needles worried about what it would be like for her there, would she come back animatedly vertical and not silently horizontal, what would she be like when she did come back and would the impact of living in a state of war irrevocably alter the dynamic phenomenal-ness of her personality. She came back and we were all overjoyed and though we (at least me) didn’t mention it to her we all watch closely for changes in her personality. We are fairly close and I think I know her well enough to detect any red flags in terms of any major character changes. While I am not naive enough to think that no changes occurred as a result of experiencing war she is for the most part the same cous I know.

She spent the Christmas with us this year (2009); it was fun to see her after about 3 years. The endless ribbing and banter started with the fried turkey she brought to Christmas dinner and escalate to every imaginable subject ending on her departure to the US. We talked once she reached home and discussed the few preparations needed to take care of including getting her hair braided before she flew out to Afghanistan.


This, the first week of the New Year (2010) will see her in a country in southwest central Asia (Afghanistan). Am I worried? Yeah I am, there is little I can do except pray continuously that she is not only safe and able to perform her duties efficiently and adequately but that she returns home in tact physically, mentally, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually.

I finally heard from my cous, thought I’d keep you posted by allowing to read a little below. I have separated by country as we have a tendency to address each other the same (cous), so the country would be the distinction to let you know who is talking.

Toronto - January 22, 2010 3:36 pm

From Me to My Cous…

Hey Cous,

How are you girl? I was thinking of you, hope all is well considering. Keep your head up and remember you are loved.

Afghanistan January 23, 2010 9:53:43 AM

From my Cous to Me…


I am doing fine all things considered.  I am not busy and that is good in my profession when I start getting busy we need to worry.  How is school?  Did you start the class already?   Girl, just keep praying for us.


To all my blog friends and beyond let us keep that circle of prayer going for our troops. Even drop a little prayer here. Peace and blessings and thank you for your time and the spirit in which you have shared it.

Here’s to you cous…Smooches...
Much love, you are in my thoughts, my mind, my heart…
Love yah!


  1. My heart goes out to your cousin. I pray that God protects her and all the others doing their beat in places where there is war. I also pray for more peace all over the world.

  2. I pray for the well-being of ur cousin. Is she a Doctor there? She must really be doing a Great Service to the Nation. May God Bless Her....

  3. I pray that your cousin will find her way home safely!

  4. Hi DSB:)


    I admire your cousin's courage and bravery in going to Iraq and Afghanistan. She is selfless and devoted to her call of duty. It is people like these who bring about changes and make a brave new world fit for us live in peace and harmony. But there are very few people like your wonderful cousin.

    I am sure she will tell many stories of experiences in the war zone. Perhaps she is sworn to secrecy. I am not sure. Surely she would have seen the horrors of war first hand, people suffering, mutilated and dead. Living conditions must have been very difficult, tough and risky.

    Both these countries were ruled by horrible monsters and Bush had the courage to get rid of them and restore democracy. I am an admirer of Bush. Many dislike Bush for entering into a war.But I always felt he did the right thing.

    I will pray for your cousin to come back hale and hearty and perhaps you can share some stories of her adventure and experiences.

    Have a wonderful day DSB:)

  5. Afghanistan is still one of the most dangerous and war torn countries in the world where there is little rule of law. The Taliban still wields huge influence and terrorist attacks are manifold. I dont know whether your cousin went by choice or under compulsion. Whichever way she went she must be a very brave person. I am sure she will come through safe & sound and all your wishes and prayers come true.

  6. Glad to know someone else is extremely worried about her all the time as well. I miss her so and can’t ait til she comes home.

  7. aw bless her and everyone with her~x~

  8. I pray that she’s safe at all times. I know exactly how you feel, I just had someone return from first TOD in Iraq, with the possibility of a second tour looming.Just keep praying, God is great

  9. I am not good for worry too much but I do it so much …. My prayers for you and her, Big Hugs,Michiko

  10. Hi Fab…Good afternoon, Good evening, Good day…Wink!I would have loved to have been a part of your holiday feasts. By the way, I am a fruitcake fanatic. Some probably think I’m a fruitcake?Interesting observations in your New Years travels. Especially, dodging one’s own spit. I’m a people watcher too…We come in agreement for your Cous safety and protection. Stay warm instead of fashionable. I’m also all for that…Fortunately, things are finally warming up here. It does a body well.Time to tend to my grand daughter and watch Word World.

  11. Here’s to her from me too. And matter of fact, all of our brave women and men. (((HUGS)))

  12. Be blessed. I hope and wish so much that the world is getting together and more can live in peace. My prayers for you and all who need it. x Karin

  13. Yeah good reason to worry I’d say.We shouldn’t worry about things we cannot change, I am told.But it is natural to worry over loved ones, eh?Hugs to you Fab from me in Alaska

  14. I pray every day for all of our military, that they might be safe and that there might be a resolution to this war.

  15. It’s not easy for anyone including the ones left behind. I’ll keep her in my prayers.

  16. Hey cous, I am doing ok and no I will never be same but I choose to believe, what does not kill you will certainly make you stronger….thanks for the prayers everyone we certainly do need it.

  17. I also send my prayers to your cousin and all brothers and sisters who are helping in any war conflicts and in Haiti. they are amongst the people who make this world a better place we live in.Peace and LOVE be with them ALL

  18. Your cousin and the rest of the troops are all extrodinary people.

  19. Our troops are always in my prayers!


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