Thursday, May 26, 2005

My silent soldier speaks!

I got an IM today from one of my adopted boys in Iraq--one I've been writing to since February but haven't heard from till today. I have to say, I got a little teary-eyed when I realized it was him. It's so great to "talk" to him and know he's okay. And get this--he's from Michigan, less than 2 hours away! He'll be home on leave in August and wants to take me out to dinner. He's such a wonderful guy!

12 comments:

SparkyDiva said...

maybe he's a wonderful *single* guy and this could all turn out better than you expected!

praying for you...(yes, i know that sounds cheezy)...
~b

Jen said...

Well he IS single, and he IS kinda flirty with me and stuff, but...it is very against the Soldiers' Angels rules to get involved with "your boys" (though of course romances do blossom).

But thanks for the sweet words. Pray for him too please.

LocuTus of Borg said...

As long as he is a great guy and when you met him ... most rules when it comes to romance - just toss out the window ;)

blossoming romance is good!

Jen said...

Okay, but this isn't a "blossoming romance." Sheesh.

Nik said...

Jen,
I hope you are able to meet up with him when he gets home. I'm glad that you finally heard from him. Don't ya just love these soldiers? What an awesome bunch of people! For those who haven't yet, I'd highly recommend adopting a soldier, it's one of the most rewarding things you can do and it doesn't take much time at all to light up someone's day!

Fred said...

Rules, schmules. They're put in place to break, right?

LocuTus of Borg said...

Ok I correct myself ... if it becomes a blossoming romance then it is all good :)~

Renee said...

WOW!!! I got chills reading this, cuz I know how cool it is to hear from your soldier (at least you have others that you DO hear from on a regular basis) and to know they're getting your stuff and that they're okay. How WEIRD that he's so close, too! I hope you guys can get together when he's home! I'm so glad you finally heard from him! Did he happen to say why he HADN'T contacted you in the last 3-4 months? I always wonder if they just feel weird or if they're too shy or... what makes them tick :-)

Renee said...

And I ditto Nikki's comment about adopting a soldier-- next to motherhood, it is the most rewarding experience of my life! And it makes them feel so good! Who wouldn't want to do THAT?!

Jen said...

He just didn't have access to a computer till recently....and he was keeping pretty busy, which took away from his letter writing time.

I'm just glad he's okay, period. And it sounds like we'll be able to keep in more regular contact.

Renee said...

LOL! Hadn't you been emailing him? Maybe I'm thinking of one of the other ones. Oh well, all that matters is that he's okay! I hope you two can keep in more regular contact now :-) yay!

Jen said...

Yeah, you're thinkin of another one.