Tuesday, April 28, 2009
6 Months ago today.....
It's hard to believe that today it has been 6 months since we got the news that would change our lives forever. "Your husband, Captain Rob Yllescas of 6-4 Cav, Bravo Troop has been injured in Afghanistan." I can remember that day in vivid detail. It seems like yesterday. Yet, it seems like years ago. When I really stop and think about everything that's happened in the last 6 months, it almost takes my breath away. I'm proud to say that the girls and I are moving forward. We've started building our lives without Rob. Not that there aren't days that it doesn't hurt. The emotional roller coaster continues. But, through our faith, family, and friends we're getting through it. When there are days I'm feeling sorry for myself, I remember the promise I made to Rob before we took him off life support: the girls and I would be ok. As badly as I wanted it, Rob and my's destiny was not to grow old together. In time, I may figure out why God's plan was this for us. I've thought a lot about Rob's death at such a young age. I truly believe that some people just know they aren't going to be here for long. I feel Rob was one of these people. I just get blown away every time I think about how much he truly LIVED in his short 31 years. I'm truly blessed to have had him in my life for the 10 years I did. I'm honored that he chose me to be his wife. I will keep my promise to him because he would want nothing less. I can hear him say his favorite saying: "Suck it up and drive on." Rob, thank you for being my rock even as one of God's angels.
Posted by Dena Yllescas at 4:28 PM