The Day My Life Turned 180 Degrees
On June 29th, 2009 at 4:20 a.m. MT I received the call that I never wanted to answer. My husband called very confused from a hospital after an Explosive form Projectile (EFP) hit his vehicle during a mission in Iraq. My heart stopped and I tried to respond very strong and I told to myself “Roxana, don’t you dare cry he cannot notice, be strong”. I knew that this time it was serious, it was different. I called my mom immediately and then I cried and was sobbing, I felt so far, so alone, so by myself. I was in a hotel and did not want to bother anyone but I really needed someone to hug me and say that everything was going to be alright. At 10 a.m I received the official call and I remember hearing some say “Is this Roxana Delgado?” I responded “yes” and then the man proceeded to say “Ma’m my name is SFC Hernandez and I am calling on behalf of the Department of the Army” then he paused and I was in total silence. He asked me, “when was the last time you spoke with your husband?” and I replied “Today at 4 a.m.”, then he said “So you must know by now” “We regret to inform you that your husband is in medical care after sustaining injuries during a mission”. I took a deep breath and then I felt relief, I said to myself “Okay this I knew already so I am happy he is stills somewhere and he is not gone”.
June 29, 2009 changed our lives and redirected us to a different path, one of love, compassion, understanding, sacrifices and patience. What a new journey full of new experiences, love and memories that will redefine who we are and why we exist. I invite you to get on the ride and share your experiences or anything you want with us.