Well, not much to report on the "Al Front" - I heard from him yesterday morning and this morning - he called around 0600 both days - he is doing good and trucking along. He said that he will get to teach classes on nursing to some other soldiers who are interested in going into the medical field when they get home - he's going to have them do computer based nursing courses - so he's excited about that.
We didn't get to talk very long this morning because he was meeting his friend to go work out. I think that they have a pretty decent exercise facility for them - it helps to break up the monotony, I'm sure. He said that their chaplain will be back today - and that Al will going to go to church tomorrow morning. It's 0200 there right now - so his morning will be happening soon.
Em and I got a neat surprise when we came home this morning - a big box full of goodies from our Homefront Hugs family. Teddy bears, videos, a ball, airplanes for the kids - bath stuff and scrapbooking stuff for me --- it was just nice to know that somebody was thinking about us - and any mail that's not a bill is always good mail!! ;-)
Cindy also included this note which I would like to share with y'all:
It is the VETERAN, not the preacher
Who has given us freedom of religion.
It is the VETERAN, not the reporter,
Who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the VETERAN, not the poet,
Who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer,
Who has given us freedom to assemble.
It is the VETERAN, not the lawyer,
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the VETERAN, not the politician,
Who has given us the right to vote.