One heck of a honeymoon!

You could say that this is one heck of a honeymoon!

In September 2004 while my wife and I were making the final preparation for our wedding, she called my office and asked that funny question, "Are you sitting down?" Since we have both been married before I thought oh no she is getting cold feet, I asked her what was wrong her words are those that I'll never forget, "I am getting deployed."

When I asked, "In two weeks."

My reply was, but we are getting married in two weeks aren't we?

"Yes," she said.

Then the next two weeks were a blur of her preparing for deployment by having to do a two week annual training with the new unit she is deployed with and me trying to follow up on all of the wedding plans.

The short version of this story is that my wife, SGT Suzanne Honeycutt and I were married as planned on Saturday, 18 September 2004 and she departed for deployment on 20 September 2004 for her deployment to Iraq.

So yes half of my heart is in Iraq, I am so proud of her. I spent 21 years active duty and now I am on the other side of the coin, serving as a single parent taking care of things at home, being Mr. Mom.

All I want to say to anyone who reads this is I am not looking for pity, I just want to say how proud I am of my wife a Soldier proudly serving her country.

Thank You for allowing me to share my pride and story with you.

Sincerly Rick Honeycutt (SFC Retired)

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