Not the words you want to hear while Skyping with a soldier

I know I already posted today, but this was too memorable to let it go for long before I get it documented somewhere.

I never thought I'd ever get to have this experience. So I'm Skyping with my boyfriend [yes, I call him my boyfriend :)] who is in Iraq and we're in the middle of a conversation and I hear a muffled but harsh voice come over their intercom system, "Incoming! Incoming!" No longer than it takes for my brain to register what the angry male voice said and Tim has disappeared. As he drops to the ground and takes cover either he or someone else says, "we're under attack."


If you look closely you can see the concern on my face as I stare at the empty carols and wait as eagerly as they do for the female voice to report that everything is fine and they can return to what they were doing. In the meantime, the Captain has reached up and grabbed his headset. I whisper, "I can hear you." He responds, "Can you hear me?" And we talk like that for what feels like several minutes. Even under diress, we joke. He tells me how other soldiers are wishing they had reached for their headsets too. Finally, she speaks. "All clear, all clear, all clear." Tim's head pops up and looks around. Another mortar attack survived. Ten more days. Just ten more days.

5 comments:

Auntie Em said...

Holy COW!!! I bet your heart stopped. Glad that he is okay. 10 more days Grace and I will cross our fingers and say our prayers for you.

PS when the time comes TOTALLY get your bridals done at the National Cathedral Its bEAUTiful!

Emily Frame said...

so funny! it's like an old time movie but with technology. so romantic.

natalie said...

WOW!! We are so glad to have you around...or we would never know what Mortal Danger Tim was in!! :)
Say Hello for me...
Natalie

katie said...

How scary. Glad he's okay. Ten more days-who's counting?!!

Kit said...

Oh my goodness! So glad you preserved this moment in time for us all to "live" with you! The smiles on your face and his after it is over are priceless!