Thursday, August 28, 2008

Doing the Happy Mom dance

We finally got a letter from Christopher today. He is doing fine and started BCT on the 22nd. He said there are 160 guys in his group. He is not sure if they are going to break them up or not. I am sure they will.
He loves the Army and is still excited about Cav Scout. I was so afraid that he would be discouraged by now after having to sit around for a few days but nope, he is ready to get started. I can not believe that it took the mail this long, he wrote the letter on the 21st but it was not postmarked until the 25th. Oh well I don't care it is here and now I can mail him all the letters I have been saving. Everyone seems to think it is funny that I write him everyday. And always ask what do you say? I just try to talk about anything that is going on. I have also started adding sayings that I have found on t-shirts that have something to do with Army life. Right now I think my favorite is: Some heroes wear capes, mine wears combat boots.
He also asked for stamps so I will be making a trip to the post office first thing on my way to work tomorrow.
He said that Ft. Knox is beautiful but doesn't have that Arkansas feel. And that there was not another Soldier from Arkansas in site. Guess he kinda misses home.
Well I am off to cook dinner so I will say good night for now.

God Bless,


Brittany said...

aww glad you got a letter! :)

Debbi (no 'e' on the end) said...

Awesome that you got a letter! Make sure you get it in the scrapbook. Mail in the military is soooo slow. My son told me the bin had to fill up before they would send it out to mail... doesn't make any sense to me. I think it's great you write him every day. I did the same thing...just day to day stuff that was happening at home. I added pix to the letter (I took pix of everything including tv shows, computer screen, dog) kind of blog on paper I guess. I mailed a letter each morning & sent a card every afternoon. He saved em all & brought em home at Christmas for me to save for him. You ae doing great.

Things happen 4 a reason...good or bad but u learn from both!!! said...

I am glad u got your letter and that he is doing good

liberal army wife said...

well, YAY!! I think your idea of just telling him what's going on at home is a great one, it keeps him in touch.

I'll be adding the story about the boys' blog this weekend to ParentsZone. I'll link to them - so I'm going to send you a copy before I do link, so they can approve it. I wouldn't usually do that, but since they are minors, thought I'd let you know.


Courtney said...

You got a letter? How exciting! Get the boy some stamps so he can keep the letters coming.