It’s a great time for the Goins family because it’s his turn for R&R. At the airport, Yolanda was rocking the wrap dress and sexy heels as she ran to her man. Sometimes no words are needed. You knew that Morris felt at home right there in the airport, in Yolanda’s arms. I love it when a strong man shows emotion. Unfortunately, a few days into his relaxing time, his Forward Operating Base (FOB) was attacked by a suicide bomber. You could feel his need to be back there, but he knows it’s been a rough time and he needs this process of R&R to go back refreshed and strong. Yolanda makes a lovely picnic for her husband. They go and enjoy the outdoors together. She’s awesome at pampering her man and their respect and friendship for each other is very apparent.
Blair and Traci talk about the attack. Things were too close for comfort as Brian had to shoot insurgents. Sara and Traci talk about the upcoming memorial service for the casualties of the attack while shopping at the post exchange (PX). They decide to attend and this will be Sara’s first military memorial service and she’s a bit nervous.
After Traci got home, a fire started in her home. Murphy’s Law. Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong on deployment. She’s a bit shaken and overwhelmed. Lindsey saw what was going on when she drove by earlier, so she stops by with some dinner for
Rynn’s kids come back from being gone for a week. She wants to talk to them about what she learned in therapy. She’s ready to take some control and improve communication with her kids. Rynn is so right when she tells them that they are old enough to know the dangers dad is facing and can see when mom’s been upset. You can hide it from babies, but not the older ones. The kids are open to trying some of the things Rynn shared that can help them communicate better. It’s a positive step for all of them to take together. They do the quiz from The Five Love Languages For Teenagers book in the back yard. The answers surprise them and they have fun in the reveals. MacKenzie tells her they always thought she was a great mom. Those are million dollar words right there.
Sara hosts a shower for Salina. Pink themed with baby outfits hung around the room. I wanted to get a better look at the hanging clothes because it seemed pretty cool. Blair brings up the fire and Traci is still thinking that she knew about it when it happened. After they have a talk alone at Blair’s, it comes out that she didn’t know until before the shower. Traci decides not to tell her husband about the fire when he calls. He says he’s been gone a quarter of their marriage. Traci realizes that what she thought was anger at Blair was really her frustration about Jared not being there. Her expectations for others became higher and that wasn’t fair of her to do.
It’s the day of the memorial and the Goins’ prepare to leave home. Morris is broken up about it. “It isn’t free,” he says, meaning freedom. He wants to be collected and strong when he goes into the church. He holds back on entering until he can keep it together for his people. Much like the first memorial, it shakes the women up as they think of losing their husband’s.
Yolanda wants America to understand the level of sacrifice that is necessary of Army wives. She says the average American woman doesn’t know what it feels like to send her husband to war.
Sara says she doesn’t know how women do this for years and years. “We have to get out of the Army.”
Morris Goins feels the cause that the Army supports is greater than themselves. If you can’t place the nation in front of you, then being a soldier is not for you.
This episode was dedicated to all members of the United States Armed Forces.
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