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Monday, January 19, 2009

We finally heard from Lyndsey today....we had like 3 minutes and then she had to go...
she said it is cold there!
She is NOT a morning person and they have been woken up at 2:45 a few mornings JUST BECAUSE! They have had to do push ups, there first PT work out, she was issued all her uniforms and she got her weapon today. She said that the girls in her area are not getting along at all and there has already been some close calls on some fights! She has been in charge a few times and one girl just didnt like being told what to do by her and was all up in her face.....she said "i handled it well and the girl got in trouble...." William told her it will only take a few more weeks for alot of them to realize that this is all team work and the quicker they learn that the better off they will be.

She will be mailing us her address tomorrow (so if you would like it just post a comment here for me and i will get it to you) if you wish to send her some good wishes.

Well thats about it for our first phone call. She sounded good but tired, Her first words were "Mom its cold and its hard!" I pray that each day will bring a new adventure and will get better each and everyday. This is going to be the hardest part...her schooling will be difficult but she can handle the "Brain" side of things.

Keep praying for our girl.

2 nice people had this to say:

Shelley said...

OK Mama, I know it's hard for you to hear her say she's having a rough time, but you gotta remember what my hubby always says: It HAS to be hard so that you know they're being trained right.
She's building all those Army values right now and she's going to come out on the other side with a totally new outlook on life....and you are gonna be one proud mama come graduation day!
Send me her address when you get it and I'll send her some words of encouragement.
(((HUGS))) to you! My husband still swears that basic training was much harder on his mom than it was on him.

Graham Shenanigans said...

She is tough and she will perservere!! If I did it, I know she will! Basic training was such an adventure for me. It was tough for all the girls to learn to get along, but the army teaches teamwork, just like William said. It will be just fine!!