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April 08, 2008

US Airforce Wife Knitting to Bring the Troops Home

This week a knitter in Albuquerque has signed up to stitch a helmet liner for Senator McCain, and included writings to Senators Kit Bond and Jeff Bingaman.

To Senator Bond:
I knit knowing my husband and I are apart, once again. I knit while waiting for that weekly phonecall while you are having dinner with your whole family. I knit while another friend, a military wife, cries on my shoulder because her husband is leaving, gun and uniform packed. I knit while I watch the news that reports the day's losses in Iraq, hoping not to see a familiar face. I knit while others are sleeping in the cold desert. I knit knowing your own child is a Marine Corps officer. I knit while you vote. I knit...and I will keep knitting...for peace.

To Senator Bingaman:

I am a military wife who has many friends in Iraq. My husband spent time in Turkey, living off base with bombs going off regularly around his "apartment." Out of the two years we've been married, we've lived together 4 months. My friend Kelli's husband Jaime is currently serving in Iraq. He has volunteered an additional 6 months' time over there, and has recently been told in repayment for his serviced that he will not be receiving his two weeks' R & R time because his deployment is not a consecutive 365 days, but rather two separate 180 day deployments. My plea to Senator Bingaman is to vote to bring this war to an end and bring families back together.

Melissa Reynolds
USAF wife

Posted by cat at April 8, 2008 06:52 PM