He is doing really well, though. He told me that he works really hard and has gained the respect of his drill sergeants and fellow unit members. He says that his fellow soldiers have been spying on him since they found out he was a Mormon. LOL. They don't seem to believe that he doesn't drink alcohol, coffee, or smoke. Ben says it's really funny because they keep thinking they are going to catch him doing something, like he is lying to them. I think this is hilarious! If it was me I would totally play it up and act all suspicious or something. Ben isn't as mischievous as I am, which makes a good pair I guess. Anyway, the guys are really respectful and don't make fun of him... which is great.
I finally got some letters this week! When I didn't get one from him on Tuesday, I got really tired of not knowing his address, so I called the Fort and asked for it. The guy was really nice and was glad to help me out. So I sent Ben a manila envelope filled with two weeks worth of letters, stamps, and a phone card.
Then on Thursday I got three letters all at once, and two on Friday! Yay! He sounded really good in his letters, but I could tell he was really missing me and the boys. I know Basic Training is really hard, but I know he can get through it. Hopefully by now he will have gotten my letters. I wrote a lot of encouraging things to up lift him and keep him going. I just want to remind him that he is my hero, and that I know he can do it!
Now I would like to try something new. When you leave a comment today, I want you to direct it towards Ben aka Daddy Nut and tell him how cool he is and leave him a little note. Then I am going to print them out and send them to him. I think he would LOVE to read encouraging words from his blogging friends -- you know, help remind him why he is doing what he is doing.