I am writing from our beloved Honey Hill, now our Home Front, as our youngest has deployed to a dangerous part of the world. I feel a kindred spirit with all the Mothers that have sent their loved ones into harm's way, waiting for a call or letter....anything to assure them that they are safe.
For me, coping means keeping busy, puttering about, hands engaged in one thing or another. I have been reading various books and blogs, along with watching programs that depict the Home Front from WWI - WWII. I am in awe of the grit and fortitude displayed by the Blue Star Mothers that have gone before me....determined to be just as brave. Of course, we are not under a rationing system, nor have I been seconded to work in a factory....there are no domestic deprivations here at home for the modern Army family. However, one thing remains constant, no matter the era, time or place.....we miss our Soldiers, and pray for their Homecoming!
I have decorated our little cottage in a Patriotic theme and will keep it thus until our Soldier Boy returns home. I am "borrowing" images, ideas and even recipes from the past...kindredly standing shoulder to shoulder in my own creative (admittedly unusual) way.....
Keeping the home fires burning, and praying for his safe return,