I talked to Chad today, it's always so good to talk to him. He was doing good. When I asked him how he was he said "just so happy to be alive!". I'm so happy he's alive too! He was having an over all good day. He told me that he was told the other day that he may be coming back for R&R in February....he told them "no this is when I'm scheduled" they went and looked and told him he was correct...whew! Now I'd love to see him, but seriously so soon after he left would only make this deployment slow down big time. It's been going by so quickly...I mean look at that up there 78 days he's been gone! Amazing! When he is scheduled for R&R, it's more in the middle of this deployment, and I'm preparing myself that time might feel like it slows down after he's been here and gone again...so I'm making plans! :)
Right now since he'll be home in the spring and the children I'm watching will be gone...I plan to travel! The boys and I are going to hit the road! We have a cell phone so Chad should be able to talk to us, pretty well anytime. We have a prepaid cell phone, so I'll get a few phone cards, although when someone's calling me it doesn't take off minutes...but I want to be safe! :)
Chad's been writing a journal and plans to transfer it all to an email and then he'll be sending it to me soon, hopefully. He's been working a lot of very long hour days lately, so free time isn't always there. He's been able to call us more than get online. He said the phone lines have been shorter than the internet ones lately. It seems to go back and forth at different times. He's hoping to be able to get online more soon. I can't complain though, because we get to talk to him in one way or another at least 2 or 3 times a week.
Well...this entry's taken me a few hours to write, mostly because I started it during naptime and it's now bedtime! :)
God Bless and thank you to everyone who's sent Chad care packages. He really apperciates it. If you have emailed me asking for idea's for care packages and I haven't gotten back, email me again (I know I say this it seems everytime), I'm forgetful and my mind goes other places and I don't ignore your requests on purpose I promise.
God Bless Christy