"God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world." Galatians 6:14
Al called this morning at 1200 - and get this - we got to talk for TWO HOURS. Absolutely no one was in line waiting to use the phone - and it was so nice to just get to talk and talk. Definitely a great Easter surprise!! The medical missions from Friday and Saturday went really well - he was just upset that there so many birth defects and other "unfixable" problems. Internet is out in the TOC right now - but we will upload pics as soon as we are able.
He called back later this afternoon while company was over to wish everyone a Happy Easter (I will post pics of all of that tomorrow) - he said that he was up late because they watched the "Passion of the Christ".
Church this morning was wonderful - Em and I went to the 0700 service. I got tears in my eyes several times just thinking about My Savior's sacrifice. I also missed Al really bad - I pictured us at church together - holding hands - it made me so sad. As I walked out, there was a Marine in full dress uniform two rows behind me - I could hardly choke the words out - but I told him that my fiancé was in Iraq right now - and that I really appreciated his sacrifice.
Al will be home before Easter next year. Less than 320 days to go.