Thursday, September 11, 2008


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.

God Bless,



Carla said...

I could hear the excitement in your voice when you called me yesterday to tell me that's he's receiving mail finally. I'm so glad.

liberal army wife said...

Yay! glad to hear he's getting all the mail. and you are getting set to go to Knox for the 11th. Enjoy yourselves, and get used to not recognizing him! He's the one in green (that's my husband's joke - what he told me when I asked him where he was going to be in his deployment brigade parade "I'm the one in green, with the hat!") Enjoy the museum, it's a lot of fun.


Brittany said...

Never forget.

Thanks CHRIS for what you're doing... again...and again... we can never say it enough.

AirmanMom said...

The first moment you see your son, it will take your breath away! Tears will flow...this boy you have raised has evolved into an amazing man. Your husband is correct... I did not even recognize my son during the airman's run...he was the bald guy in the gray tee and blue shorts....hmmm...he was a cross country runner and I did not even recognize his is now all Air Force issue!
But...look into his eyes, you will see the soul of the baby you carried.

~AirmanMom returning to her blog...