I got my first letter from Nick today.
I think when I saw that little white envelope with the eagle, globe, and anchor in the corner, I threw the rest of the mail in the air, and ripped it open like I had a purpose!
I sat down and began reading it, and the tears just started flowing.
There's something about a handwritten letter, and the emotion behind every word that is scribbled on a piece of paper.
Nick's not an emotional guy, but the things he wrote to me in that letter could have been a Shakespearean sonnet...ok maybe not a sonnet...but to me, it was beautiful.
It was beautiful because he poured his heart out into it.
And because Dannika can't read yet, he drew her a picture of his favorite memory with her before he left.
That's them playing soccer together in our side yard.
Yesterday, I bought the kids their "kiddie pools" for making it through week 1.
After this week, we're headed to "Build-A-Bear" to celebrate week 2!
Asking to send prayers and happy thoughts to Nick!