Tonight is the last light I will sleep as a civilian. Although technically I came under orders on the 26th of August, it's only tonight that I feel, is my last night as a civilian.
Starting tomorrow, I am a full-time soldier for at least a year and a half, waking up at o-dark-thirty every morning.
I don't think I can put into words the emotional turmoil I am feeling right now. Tonight I saw many of my friends for the last time (for about a year and half). My family has been with me for the past two weeks, and I will be seeing them for the last time (for a year and a half) tomorrow. I cannot ask for a better set of friends and family. They are the most magnificent, caring, loving people I have ever met, and I am blessed to have them.
I want you all to know I love you, and I will sorely miss you all. Thank you for all the surprises and the gifts you have given me over the past month. Thank you for all the love, laughs, and beautiful memories. Thank you for making my final month before my mission to Iraq a treasure-trove of good memories. Thank you for everything.
I will be counting the days till I get back...
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11 thoughts on “It’s finally here”
Vivin, I salute you.
hey local girl.
You need any thing you write me back my wife and I will take care of you. [email protected]
A Chandler local
All the best in Eye-Rak
We pray for the safe return of each and every one of you.
Go kick some undemocratic arse bro, hope I see you back here healthy and well. Good luck.
Video of my hand! Take care of yourself. We’re counting down the days until we can see your smiling face again. We love you:)
All the best dude,
cm soon and safe….
Thanks for the messages! 🙂 Oh, and I’m not a local girl :). Anyways, I’m going to update this as best as I can because I don’t get access to the internet very frequently. Take care.
Hey Angel, take care of yourself and have a happy birthday .
Hey Viv! Hope you had a great b-day there. We’re thinking of you always. Be Safe! 🙂 text to be colored