Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Another day.

ASM2 came back to work monday.

For these who just started reading.
ASM2's fiancee was killed with 3 other soldiers in Iraq Feb 8 by an IED.
Read blog here: 2 days
She's been in relatively good spirits considering. She's so strong. I don't even want to imagine what she is going through.

*Warning. morbidness ahead*

She was gone about 3 weeks. "C" told ASM2 that if he should die, he wanted Slipknot to be played at his funeral. Slipknot and David Bowie. He got both. She said it was very strange to have a coffin with just a suit. She's having a hard time adjusting to the fact that there wasn't a body. Nothing physical for her to touch for there to be some sort of closure. She knows he's not coming back it was just hard she said.

She got to meet his ex-wife and son for the first time. She said it sucked she didn't meet them sooner cuz they were awesome. Her mom and brother flew down from Oregon to go to the funeral with her.

She also said his parents were super great to her. They let her keep his ashes, they just wanted his medals and army stuff. She took them on the plane with her. (I thought was very weird cuz you can't take jack on a plane.. but apparently you can take someones ashes.)

Did you know you can have ashes mixed with tattoo ink?.. well you can.
She's having some of his ashes mixed.. this way he'll always be with her.
Very romantic in very goth kind of way.(She's very eccentric)

Today they were supposed to come to the apartment to inventory all his stuff to ship home. She's decided she's not going to say here, she's going to move back home in a few months. There's nothing left for her here now she says.

The whole thing is just so sad.


trying said...

She seems like she is an amazingly strong person. I hope she finds some peace as she heals.

Mrs. Staff Sergeant said...

Oh my. This is awful! I'll keep her in my prayers...

wendy said...

How sad. I feel for her and will keep her in my thoughts and prayers.