Straight from the desk of the newest puppy blogger. Rascal sends his regards, and say's happy blogging to all.
I heard from the Nephew today. He is settled into his new unit in Iraq, and seems to like the work he's doing. I'm not going to talk about what he does, or where, because I am not sure what is allowed and what is not. The last thing I want to do is get him in trouble or put him and his buddies in any kind of danger.
He has given his weapons names. It's funny, but they are all female names, and he refers to them as his girls. There's Sasaha, Natasha, and Kelly. I'm sure some of that is to be expected. I remember Basic training, and the Drill Sergeants telling us our weapons were our new girl friends. Most important is that he is safe, and has a positive attitude. I sent him an email asking if anyone in their unit has a Mil Blog. It would be nice if they did, I could visit it regularly to get updates.
It's good to hear from him, and I hope he keeps me in the loop. I hope even more that he keeps his mother in the loop, and contacts her regularly. It's amazing how just getting an email from him is some how comforting, and so powerful at the same time. I can't explain how proud I am of him.
We just recently found out that my Step Son will be re-deployed at the end of the year. I have so many conflicting emotions about it. Fortunately his job will keep him around the base, at least that is what he tells us. Hopefully we'll get to see him, his wife, and our grandson before he deploys. They are stationed over on the East Coast, and it's not easy to get out to see them. We may have to bite the bullet and figure it out if he doesn't get leave.