My unit arrived back in the States without me yesterday.
Perhaps because I've been mobilized/deployed continuously since June 2008, and I'm really getting tired of walking on gravel all the time in places that have precious little vegetation worth remembering, I'm feeling very sad right now.
Don't get me wrong: I'm really happy for all of them, and grateful they're almost home with their families and friends.
I still feel sad though.
I'll get over it.
Blessings and peace to one and all,
Fr. Tim, SJ