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Monday, July 27, 2009

It Is Tremendously Hard For Military Spouses

Ralph via SAT phone (transcribed)
Good Morning. As we pull out of the harbor of Saint Anthony at 3:41 AM EST going into a pretty thick fog heading out, knowing that we waited for the first light so that we could see the icebergs. See what they call a breeze. This is a small iceberg floating around. That is the dangerous ones. We are pulling out at this point in time and heading towards Cartwright, Labrador. This is our last North American stop.
I cannot help but thank all of the people of Saint Anthony, the wonderful, wonderful people that we met who helped us in many ways. From pulling the boat out of the water, changing the oil, to helping with some wiring issues with one of the bilge pumps. When we replaced the bilge pump the wiring broke. We also had to take care of other issues that we needed to do. We are so grateful for all the different people that got involved and the people from the local church that we went to.
I guess we can’t help but think about the military wives and the husbands as the spouses go away and the spouses get involved. It has got to be very, very hard not knowing what to expect, not knowing when they are coming home, not knowing if they are coming home. It’s got to be tremendously hard for them and we just want to say thank you to all of those military spouses that put up with the things necessary in order to achieve the goals that are necessary.
God Bless you and thank you for everything.
Bye, I will talk to you later.

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