We got a letter yesterday from Christopher and he is finally getting some mail. His exact words were: Finally I am getting mail. (10 letters actually). He was so upbeat in his letter and really excited that we would be there for Family Weekend.
We also received the information letter (dated Aug 25) telling us the dates and times of Family Weekend and Graduation. At this time he is scheduled to graduate on Dec 11.
So far they have done the Gas Chamber, RBT (Rifle Bayonet Training), Pugel Sticks and a three mile hike in full Battle Rattle.
He also threw in real quick that the Pugel Sticks resulted in him sporting a broken nose that bled forever but he is fine and not to worry. (Gee thanks son).
Now that we have the dates for Family Weekend we can start the count down. I know he is excited but I am not sure he is as excited as I am.
He also told me that he received a letter from Michelle and he loves his Coin that she sent him. He thought it was the coolest thing ever.
Let us not forget those that lost their lives on this day in 2001 and the family members that carry on.