There has been a stop to the daily emails from Mike now. I haven't heard from him in two or three days. The email was the one saving grace to this whole thing. We found out we may not hear from them for possibly a few weeks because we can't know where they are/what they're doing. It's such a downer not to hear from him. Of course I worry, too. I have no idea when he's flying or if he's on a mission...
I can only find comfort in words that our good friend, Colin, wrote to me shortly after Mike left:
"[Mike's] awesome at what he does and he's an outstanding pilot. He wouldn't tell you that but it's true. Watching him take off in that video, I know that somewhere there will be Marines on the ground that will be lucky he's the one up there. Having trained with Mike over the years, I know he's a dedicated professional, a true patriot... He's in good hands...his own."
Mike is highly trained in the jet. He knows what to do in all possible situations. I feel comfort in that. And of course comfort that ultimately he is in God's hands.