Friday, September 12, 2008

Hello!!

Hello all! First like always I want to thank all of those who are supporting my brother and I by checking the blog, sending us care packages, and praying for our safety. It all means a LOT!

I apologize for the delay in putting a post on here. And thank you John for helping me out by putting this on here. My internet is still out and I'm not sure when it will be back up. It sucks because I can't call home as easy and I can't browse the internet like I want. I even tried to call home from the office today but the phones were messed up.

Well, I'm still hanging in there. Not much going on really. Same old stuff just a new day. I'm getting closer to coming home on R&R! That's for sure! I'm looking at some of John's posts and he's counting the days...well, I am too!!....Kinda. Unfortunately, I'm not sure exactly when I'll be getting home...unlike John. He already has his dates set. I just know it should be November timeframe. I know John wants me to be home when he is, but I just don't think it will work out seeing that the deadline for October leave has came and gone. There was another Soldier that is in my unit that wanted to go home in October. He and his wife are trying to plan their leave together so I felt obligated to let him and his wife go home together opposed to bullying him out of the way and taking leave myself. SO, we'll see how it works out. Maybe I'll be home for hunting season instead...no offense bro, but that's almost as good if not better than getting to see you... :-) For those of you who really know me, you know that the week of Thanksgiving is a VERY sacred week. For three reasons....My birthday falls that week, it is Thanksgiving, and most importantly...HUNTING SEASON!! Now I know I know, it's wrong to put hunting above the day that we thank God for everything he has done for us. But I'm not trying to look at it that way. Thanksgiving is really more important than hunting season but I just wanted to get the point across that the third week of November is the one week I look forward to ALL year! As soon as I get back to TN from hunting, I can't wait for it to come around next year. It's a family affair, and it's some of the best bonding time I have all year with my daddy, my family, my inner-self, and God above. There's nothing like sitting in the woods all by yourself admiring the works of God and feeling an incredible peace....right before you shoot a big buck!! NOW, I've said all of that to emphasize why I said hunting season is almost better than seeing my brother.... I'm sure he understands. Sorry bro.

Well, Iraq is still Iraq. Not much going on over here. I've found a few new ways to keep myself busy. I'll call it "extra-carricular activities". AND, if I told you any more, I'd have to kill you. :-) No seriously, for the safety and well being of those involved, I can't say. Don't you just hate that? I'm such a pain in the butt! I try to do that once in a while so it will give people the opportunity to ask questions later. ANYWAY.... I hope all is well back at home. I've gotten some emails from people here and there and they seem to be doing quite well..... I also appreciate the comments I've been getting on Myspace. Thank you! Well, I don't have much more to write on here I guess. I'm sorry I couldnt be more interesting. When I get my internet back up I'll put up some more pictures. Well, till then please keep praying for us and keep us in your thoughts. We both need them....John also either needs a smack on the back of the head, or a great big hug. He's freakin out about getting everything perfect for when he's back home next month. Don't worry bro, it will be fine. I know that's easy for me to say, but it really will be fine. Don't have a panic attack on me. Well, that really is about all I have for now.

THANK YOU ALL AGAIN! I love you all and till next time....

Somewhere in Iraq.... :-)
SGT Wormy

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW!!!!!! ... I feel better now. Thanks for the post!! I vote for giving John a smack on the head. As for HUNTING SEASON .... yes I understand EXACTLY what you are saying ..... I have seen it all in YOUR eyes coming and going!
QUESTIONS QUESTIONS QUESTIONS .... I am making a list for when you come home. :o)
drinking TEQUILA for you tonight :o)

DAD said...

I AM GLAD YOU ARE DOING OK. I AM LEAVING TOMMORRROW TO GO TO WVA.TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE GOOD HUNTING STANDS FOR US. IT WOULD BE NICE IF JOHN WOULD BE THERE TOO, MAYBE NEXT YEAR. I MIGHT HAVE TO SHOOT A LITTLE WHILE I AM THERE.

MOM said...

Good to hear from you again on the post. You are in full support from us and we love you. Everything that you write is interesting. We had a great visit with Courtney and she again wanted to stay longer. How do you explain to a 4yr old that her Mommy will not let her stay any longer to visit. She wanted to spend the night here and she will get to very soon. We did get here an extra hour today and she was worn out when she went home.
Love you boys
MOM

David M said...

The Thunder Run has linked to this post in the blog post From the Front: 09/15/2008 News and Personal dispatches from the front and the home front.