I love the Internet for so many reason but lately I love the Internet because of Andrea. Andrea is the mother of Matt and Matt is one of Christopher's battle buddies. Somehow, we found each other on GAP and she has been a lifesaver. Don't get me wrong, I have wonderful friends and family that I see and or speak to everyday that are a great support group but, Andrea is going through the exact same thing that I am right now and I don't know what I would do without her.
We pm each other daily and make all these plans for when we meet at Ft. Knox. I truly believe that she was just as upset as I was when we found out that Chris would not have Family Weekend and she and I have been plotting ever since on how she could at least get a picture of Christopher for me.
Recently, the thought came into my mind: what if Chris and Matt are not friends? So I asked him in a letter if he knew Matt and he wrote back to me and said: Mom, I have no idea who Matt is, do you have a last name? Duh... Of course they only use last names. So in the next letter I sent him Matt's last name and now we find out that not only are they battle buddies, they are friends and they will be continuing on to Ft. Drum together. HOOAH!!!!!!!!!
And then today I find out that Matt and Chris are plotting together on how to get Chris in the position for Andrea to take a picture. This should be fun. They have already made plans that we should all go out to dinner after graduation so that Andrea and I can hang out together, isn't that sweet of them?
I did receive 3 letters from Chris today, they were all upbeat and he is ready for this week to be over. So am I son, so am I. It is funny that some days it feels like it has been forever since he left and other times it seems like these 9 weeks have flown by. I can only hope that the next 7 fly. I am counting the days until Graduation. I am ready to see my Soldier and to meet my new friend and her Soldier.
One day soon when Chris gets a chance to read this blog and hopefully share it with Matt, I want them both to know that we love them and are so very, very proud of them. And Matt, you can be so proud of your mom because she is truly ARMY MOM STRONG!