I begged him not to re-enlist when he did, I knew this was going to happen. And I can't understand WHY he would do this again. He was not the same when he came back. He saw and experienced some pretty horrible things over there. This is a place where you have to shoot to kill women and children who come at you (if they refuse to stop coming at you) because they could be carrying explosives. This is the place where you watch your friends and comrades get their guts and body parts blown all over you. He still wakes up at night screaming from the nightmares. This war may send most of our boys back alive, but they are shattered and scarred for life on the inside by what they see and experience. It seems like there's no winning situation when you are shipped off to this war. Even if you come back alive, there's a part of you that's killed over there that you can never get back.
I'm not adjusting very well to him being gone. But he made arrangements to have a friend come and live here with me until he gets back...thank god.