So Monday night after work I remembered that I needed to check the mail. Weird, I know! Who checks their mail at 10:30pm? Well this girl and I am SO happy that I did. It absolutely made my week! Seriously, I am talking about the best news since we won the national Generation Rx award at APhA Annual in LA. By now I am sure you are thinking, "Hurry up already!" or "I am going to stop reading this blog if this girl doesn't spill the beans in the next couple sentences." Lucky for you, I am too excited not to share soon.
As y'all know I adopted a solider at the beginning of the year and up until Monday night, I had not heard from him. My friend Jen, who has adopted soldiers in the past, informed me that this was very normal. I mean hey they are out there risking their lives for our freedom, who has time to write a letter?? Well much to my surprise, my soldier was able to sit down and write me back!! Y'all have no idea how excited I was. I mean y'all have heard me talk about before how I felt like he was one of my good friends without having met him, well now I have met him via a handwritten letter.
Now I don't know if he would want me to share any of his personal information, so I won't say a lot, but I can say a few things. He has been enlisted for 19 years and is currently serving on his second deployment. He is a doctor, married and has 4 wonderful children. He has been able to share my letters and packages with the other 5 soldiers in his medical team. How cool is that? I have actually been sending letters and packages to 6 different soldiers that are all part of a medical team. I don't think that I could have had a better group of soldiers to send letters to if i picked it myself.
So now this is where y'all come in. Remember back in February when I told y'all I was going to send him a box of letters?? Well that time has come. I am going to try to put together a box of letters from my friends and family to send to my soldier and his medical team. If you are interested in helping a sista out and want to send a letter (or anything) to them, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org. From there I will send you my information about getting your letters to me. I am planning on trying to put together the package the weekend of April 6-7th. If you don't think you can get your letter to me by then, just email me and we can figure something out! THANK YOU in advance! If you don't think you can get a letter to me, just do me a favor and keep these men and women of our military in your prayers! That would be more than wonderful.
I hope yall's Wednesday is going just as terrific as mine!