Peach State says: Dear Mom and Dad!

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The letters have finally started arriving in our mailbox! Letters from our 20 year old son in BASIC Training!

Dear Mom and Dad!

Nothing is more dear than reading a letter from your son saying he misses your cooking unless, of course, if the letter says:

“I miss you both and Love you very much…Thank You!”

Yes…there were tears in my eyes! Thankfully the tone of the letters have taken a turn for the better…yet he still complains about the food, lack of sleep and his boots. With the stories from his daddy and and accounts from a former Ranger he was more prepared than most recruits.

I found a Facebook site for the company he is in and they have posted updates and…(wait for it…) pictures! We have been fortunate to find 5 with our son in them and he is looking well! I am so proud of him and can’t wait to hear from him. “Hopefully this week will be the week!” As for the updates well they contained some fantastic news…he will have two back to back 12 hour passes Easter weekend so I guess you know where we will be! The hotel room is booked and my hubby has already gotten the day off…and I am counting the days! I will post about that visit…you can count on that!

I spend the better part of my mornings writing him of the daily activities and events all while trying to keep the tone positive! I have even kept him up-to-date about my “Precious Princess”. He has asked about her in every letter and misses her so much. “After all they did grow up together!”

His last letter gave us an insight into his writing style. A little here and a little there…the first part of the page was his typical letter then the next paragraph started by letting us know they had a mail call and he got our first letter. He admitted to shedding a few tears as he read the letter…our strong baby boy!

I will be heading out to mail our recent letter in just a few minutes. Please take a moment and remember the men and women serving in the military and those in training.

“May your cup runneth over with joy, love and laughter oh, and really fabulous coffee!”

Peach State

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About justbetweencousins

We are first cousins who live farther apart from each other than we would like. We thought this blog would give us a chance to visit with each other as well as maybe share a few insights about life. We are both middle aged and until recently both of us had kids the same age (nearly grown). But then the Peach State cuz adopted a son, so she has four now. Heart of Dixie cuz has two daughters. We have a couple of things which are prominently in common (although I'm sure there are actually more): We vacation at our Mema's beach house in Panama City Beach, Florida - until recently, we did so with all of our kids. We both sing - although Heart of Dixie cuz is not currently singing anywhere right now. We both write. We are both Christians, although Peach State cuz is Baptist, and Heart of Dixie is currently floating about between the Anglican church, the Methodist church, and the Episcopalian church. Long story.

Posted on March 3, 2014, in About me, Children, family, Home, Just Between Cousins and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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