Well, we are down to five weeks until we get to see our soldier. I can only imagine what it is going to feel like the first time we see him in his uniform. I know we are going to all be very proud because we already are! Paul better not wear a shirt with buttons because I'm pretty sure he'll bust them!
For those of you haven't heard, Spencer is sick. I'm asking everyone to say a prayer for him and all the other soldiers. He said everyone is sick. He said diffrent ones have bronchitis, others upper respiratory infections and others have strep throat. He called today and sounds horrible. He said he has had a fever, but he seemed to be better today, but he sure didn't sound better. He doesn't want to ask for a sick call because he doesn't want to miss out on his training and be behind. I always knew he was tough guy. Sure is hard on me. I want to be able to take care of him! He asked that we send him cough drops - said his throat is raw. Kind of pitiful, he said he is having to buy cough drops off other guys for $.25 a piece! I went to the store and bought two big bags to mail to him tomorrow. I figured if he got better and didn't need all of them maybe he could sell them and make some of his money back!
I thought it was so sweet--I asked him if there was anything else that I could send him and he said, "Oh, can you send me some pictures of the family"? (He didn't take any with him because he didn't know if he could have them or not). It melted my heart to know he wants pictures of us!
Other than being sick he sounds good. He has been learning to shoot and is really liking it. He said they have been doing obstacle courses where they have to run, then crawl under barbed wire, jump off 3 ft walls, etc. He said, "It is really fun". He got to throw a live grenade. He said he threw it and then had to duck behind a wall and was able to watch it blow up through a plexiglass window. He said, "It was awesome"! (remember this is all while he has been sick!) What a kid!
I was also thrilled because he said he has been going to church. His bunkmate and two other guys have been going together. That's a praise!
Well, until next time, continue to pray for all our military men and women. It sure makes you much more aware of their service when you have one of your own serving our country!
Dawn ~ "Proud Mom of a U.S. Army Soldier"