I have seen a lot of rejoicing across the internet over the death of Osama bin Laden. I am so torn about how I feel. Honestly, I do not feel that I can rejoice over someone being killed. I am thankful he is no longer a threat. I guess justice was served, although I feel a lengthy time spent in jail would have been a harder punishment for him.
Mostly though, I am worried. I am scared about what the coming days will bring for our troops deployed in dangerous areas. I am worried that as someone new tries to replace Osama, that person will bring a lot of destruction in their effort to prove their ‘worthiness.’
I am feeling two-faced because I am also SO thankful that my husband is not deployed. I am hoping he does not deploy for several months and any unrest will have settled some by then. I signed up for this. I knew he would deploy and be in dangerous situations. I know thousands of people are praying for the safety of their family members today. I am too, but I am also rejoicing in the fact that Armydad is not there. Does that make me a bad Army wife?
I am happy to see the appreciation being shown to our military today all over the internet. But, I am annoyed that this appreciation is not shown every single day.
Right now, I am a jumble of emotions. I cannot process all of it yet…