“Two days after she learned that a roadside bomb had blown up her husband’s Humvee in Afghanistan, Dena Yllescas began typing her first blog post for family in Nebraska.  Her daughters — ages 7 years and 9 months — were asleep. Friends, who had rushed over with casseroles and cigarettes, had gone home. The 29-year-old Army wife sat at a laptop computer in her kitchen in Texas and described how her hands had shaken as she listened to an Army captain catalogue her husband’s injuries over the phone. “I just wanted him to quit talking,” she wrote in the predawn hours of Oct. 31, 2008.”

It’s in today’s Washington Post.  Yes, that Washington Post…  Full story here — you really do need to read it.