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Freedom is not Free-- A Bittersweet Day

Friday, February 24, 2012

I wanted to make a separate entry from the my Birthday goal entry to talk about something pretty personal.

I am an Army wife.

My husband has been proudly serving since graduating from college in 2004.

In that time we've lost friends in the wars. It hurts to lose people you love. Well, on this day 3 years ago, another friend was lost. His name was Brian "Bubba" Bunting. His wife Nicki is a friend of mine and we leaned on each other quite a bit to get through the trials and tribulations of Army life (deployments, moves, etc.) Brian had just gotten back to Afghanistan from his 2 week R&R with his family when his humvee was hit by an IED (improvised explosive device). One week later, Nicki found out she was pregnant with their second child. It gave me great pause. Brian was a great soldier and an amazing Dad. So today my heart is a little heavy thinking about the pain his family has gone through, and the amazing little boy he never got the chance to know.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BOBBYD31 2/24/2012 8:17PM

    freedom is given to us by so many great warriors from yesterday and today so please give them a spark thank you from the spark world. hugs

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MIAMIA7 2/24/2012 7:43PM

    Oh Amanda..thank you for sharing. Know that we are all here for you and thank you all for keeping our country safe. Hugs.

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ROCKYCPA 2/24/2012 3:11PM

    Thank you for sharing - it is important to understand the sacrifices that the whole family makes in time of war.

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CASSIOEPIA 2/24/2012 1:48PM

    Sad day. Thank you for sharing this story, so we may never forget the sacrifices others make for us on a daily basis.

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CKGO69 2/24/2012 12:55PM

    Thank you for supporting your husband while he selflessly serves our country. You are both American heros.

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AANGEL3 2/24/2012 12:52PM

    Freedom is never free. We should all say thanks to the men and women serving any place in the world for our freedoms. emoticon

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PICKIE98 2/24/2012 11:58AM

    Freedom is not free. so right..

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