Saturday, August 30, 2008

30 Aug 08

Sweetie Pie

How are you doing babygirl?!! I hope all is weel and you are surviving life at your parents house. I know it is a sacrifice most especially on your part - having to make life adjustments after 12 years living in the established family setting that you and I developed. I admire your flexibility - espcially in the light of the fact that it isn't within your normal personality strenght! Hang in there sweetie pie - a few more months and we'll be starting on a new exciting and challenging part of life upon graduation of OCS!

I had an exciting day yesterday. we marched to a nearby site that has the computer rifle shooting range. I don't like it - I shot better on the real range, but I managed to qualify - just barely. Luckily, I do better in real shooting. And that is good because graduation hangs upon BRM certification! So please pray specifically for me on that point. Probably you won't receive this letter in time as we qualify on Wed, 03 Sep 08 - but hey, it's the thought that counts!

Anyway, there were a couple generals and a colonel, who are pretty high up on the line, who made an inspection. I was waiting in line to go in to shoot, when out came the 3 star general, a brigadier (one star) General and the Colonel. Attention was caled and they walked by to say hi to 5 young (well, except me!) recruits training at BCT. They said hi to each one of us (tough to really engage someone when standing at attention!). They asked how old we were (17, 18, 18, 18, 36!) What our MOS's were and such. They were pleased to hear I was going OCS. In fact, I got to talk to one of the generals - the brigader for a reasonably lenghtly amount of time. He asked what I had my degree in and hwere I went to school. It was a pretty neat experience and one that will probably be a while in repeating!

Our captain was nearby and after he shook hands with the generals (I actually spoke more with them than he did!) I get to speak with our captain, too, which I hadn't been able to do yet.

Oh, before I go on, I was in several pictures of the meet and greet in progress. It would be cool to have that pic! It was quite a rush, but very stressful.