I mean I didn't know that he bought it until I looked it up!
I guess I wasn't clear. I am only on my 3rd cup of coffee!
Mail Call is one of the biggest thing to a person when overseas is because someone still is thinking about you when you are there ..
most of the guys i know where single and married when we shared a tent overseas togerther there was a thing about care packages amoung the group you shared the package with everyone ..You got the first cookie but you passed it around to your mates inside the tent because they are your family inside that world and you live and die beside them as a family for they are the ones who pick up and dust you off and they are the ones who let you cry on there shoulder when the world has kicked you so hard that you are haveing a hard time getting up ..
So it better to have more than need than to not have enough ..
So when you send him something make sure it large enough for him to share with every one else in the tent ..
When packing personal soap and other products double ziplock bag them to keep there smell from getting into the food items inside the package also or just send them in another box..
also books or chess board is also agood way to help them pass off duty time and bread machine mixs was one of the things i sent my kids when they where overseas for they would make up bread mixs before a partol and come home to the smell of fresh bread in the place and that was a treat for them ..
I will keep his and his mates' well-being in my prayers.
And give him my family's thanks.
Only just seen this - just remember its something I assume he's always wanted to do. This probably sounds facisious to those not of a military background, but it's an adventure . I got some strange looks off my family a few weeks ago when I said I'll be sort of disappointed when Afghanistan finishes.. I see it like this - Surgeons don't wish people to be ill, but they love the challenge of sticking a knife into someone.
He'll have some tough times and he'll have some great times - especially when deployed on Ops - I think the emotionally lowest and highest points of my life have been in Afghanistan, and I wouldn't change that for anything. I hope he feels the same way about it afterwards for both his, and all of your sakes.
Just don't be surprised when he asks for some seemingly stupid stuff to be sent out to him - it's odd some of the things that put a smile on your face! (I get my favourite Twinings teabags sent to me!)
It is one of the hardest thing for people who never been in somewhere in there life ..For the blood pumping roar of the body heatbeat in your ear's to the pusle pounding of the machine gun's and explopsion's going off and then it over and your alive with one of the greatest high's that a person can have and some of the lowest feeling's at the same time ..
you miss the razor edge at time's for the smell of the world is not the same without the razor edge for you to fall off back when you back home along family and friend's for they can not understand the whole mind set of beening here or there and sometime's wishing you where there instead of here ..