Wednesday--ain't Wordless today

I'm hitting up on Military Life today...
There have been a few stories going around the internet about wives who've been notified about a casualty through unofficial means. It's true... I can't imagine the horror. I can't even imagine being so dumb to make that mistake! But the mistakes happen and we're all in a boat where that seems to be the most horrible of mistakes. We can't imagine making it. But it's been made...and will be made again. *cringe* By some thoughtless fool who didn't just stay quiet. Because even if you THINK official notification has gone out, maybe it's not your place to be talking about even then.

Another Army wife blog spoke about the training to become that notifier...that caretaker. What a rough job to have. I think the person who holds that responsibility must have a deep seated faith. Beyond that though, is the order of things. Knowledge is often misunderstood or perceived as conceit. We can never be too informed. The order of things, knowing the order, will make life smooth and stress free. That's my belief. I believe that's why organizations, like the military, have existed and grown stronger. It's easy to rant about the process, the paperwork. The tedium can become... unbearable at times.

am I rambling? I feel like I'm rambling. My point is that maybe we can all take one more online class or join an FRG [family readiness group] or ask your soldier about it... and better understand the inner workings of Armyland.

Wow. I just had a revelation....
More people should take this advice for lots of things.