J. called me at 6:00 this morning for about 7 seconds - long enough to tell me he was in Germany (which is NOT Iraq)! He should reach Colorado tonight. He'll be there for several days, but I am just so relieved. No more IEDs. I just laid in bed thinking, it's over. I think I'm still in a little bit of shock.
Yesterday, E. said, "I want Daddy." And for the first time in over a year, such a sentiment didn't break my heart. You'll see Daddy soon, Baby. Even as I said it, I could hardly believe it.
eta: in case you're confused, Colorado is not where we are stationed, but it is where J. was trained for this mission and where he deployed from. It will take a few days to get home.