Chad called late last night and they're in country now. He was exhausted, he'd been up since 4 am and it was 1 am Iraq time. To say he was exhuasted is of course putting it mildly! Since arriving he'd been working hard to get everything and everyone where they/it needed to be. He is hoping that he'll have a phone in his office (they told him he would, but it's the military anything can change!) if so he said that he could call me pretty often if that's the case, yeah and may have more online time too! Whew hoo!
He figured the next few days would be pretty hectic as he gets everything in order, etc. I told him I had felt the urge to pray for him and had asked everyone to do so, he said he needed those prayers, that he felt it was God alone that was holding him up at that point.
It's hard for me to hear that exhaustion in his voice, I don't know how he or any of the soldiers do it. Go on such little sleep. The job that he has this deployment is much different than last time, so he "should" get more rest, I guess really only time will tell on that one, but it looks positive on that side of things.
He said that when he has a moment to breath, he plans on writing something again for here. I think this is going to be a good release for him, as it is for me. I hope so anyways! :) He's a good man, a good soldier, a great dad and husband, and so faithful to our Lord. I sometimes sit back in awe of the man God brought into my life to be my companion, friend, and lover. God is so good.
We have a meeting tonight in about 40 minutes and hopefully we'll get the go ahead to start sending mail. If that's the case for those who've been in contact with me, we'll be able to start sending cards and packages out! Yahoo! I have some cards already and a trip to the commissary and PX would get a box ready to go, along with a couple extra things from home to send him! :) (ME! LOL)