Tim, the writer at CPT Patti is retiring from blogging now that his wife has returned from her fourteen months in Baghdad:
Finally, I’m going to borrow a phrase from Naomi Judd and “Resign as general manager of the universe.”
Patti and I have fourteen months of stressful separation to overcome. We have a home and a relationship to rebuild, and we have immeasurable thanks to return to Him, by whose hand Patti has returned safe and whole. There is much on which I need to focus. Moreover, I need to be fully present in the real world. So…I’m pulling up the stakes in cyberspace and replanting my feet squarely in The America I Live In.
I’m grateful to those of you with whom I’ve walked the last fourteen months. Many wrote to encourage, some wrote to praise and others wrote to politely challenge. Some shared photos, others joy, and a few, tragedy. You filled the vast loneliness of a tiny apartment, and some of us formed an odd little 21st century family, brought together by a common event.
Thank you for being my friend. Thank you for sharing with me. I wish you well. I wish you joy.
CPT Patti was one of my daily reads in my tour around the blogosphere. Tim will be missed.
Farewell – and I’m glad that you’re both together again.