Thursday, February 23, 2006
I want to take this Moment to thank my Wife and Kids for always being there for me and backing my decisions. They are my hero's. They keep me going day in and day out.
I Love you guys so much and I wish I could be there with you everyday. Love always.
Monday, February 13, 2006
I'm missing Chad so much right now. I went on a retreat this weekend, it was wonderful. It was down in the Alps, just gorgous, I LOVE the mountains. I drove down there instead of riding the bus because I wanted to go to the Bazaar that they were having here on post, I'm glad I did.
Anyways, the retreat was on "Five Love Languages" by Gary Chapmann. Great books I highly suggest them. Since it was primarily a marriage retreat (although we also covered the 5 Love Languages for Children), when I got home I really started thinking of how much I miss Chad.
The phones and internet over there have been down a lot because of all the rain they're getting right now. It's a muddy mess there. They had an accident and we've lost a soldier. There was an accidental fire in a tent. The soldier died on the way to Brooks Army (in TX) Hospital. His wife was with him. I still have complete peace when it comes to Chad being in Iraq, but it's that reminder that anything can happen...whether it's the insurgents trying to murder our soldiers (and too many times completing that mission) there's also accidents that happen, that make no sense. I didn't know the soldier or his wife. They were from Bolivia and she didn't speak English. Please keep her and their families in your prayers.
It's a reality that my husband's in a war zone and I can't deny that. I miss him so much. Thank you for praying for him and for all our soldiers.
I would apperciate prayers for me right now. I'm just at that point that sadness is pretty strong and I'm also just really tired. I have a feeling when I get up in the morning I'll be in a better frame of mind.
Wednesday, February 1, 2006
Mailing from the US to Soldiers deployed is like mailing to anywhere else in the states...the price is the same as if you mailed someone in another state.
For us in Germany because it's only military postal workers who handle packages, it's free...but everyone else it costs. So if you send a care package priority it's going to cost you, well what ever priority is now (4 something I think). Once the package gets to Germany they're then shipped downrange. Once they leave the East Coast they're in the Dept of Defense's care!
Letters and postcards are the price of the stamps! If I am not making any sense, please feel free to email me anytime!!!
Oh and if sending a package, you do have to fill out a claims form. You can get a handfull at your post office and then when you're filling up the box, just write things down as you go!