Thanksgiving Day. And day 200 of CPT Patti's deployment.
She had the rare opportunity to write an email today....in part here is what she says:
Happy Thanksgiving!! ...Today started with pulling a guard shift at 0000-0200 so that my soldiers didn't have to do it. LT B pulled the shift with me.
Then 0200-0400, it was SSG B and SSG By - and all the following hours for today will be my Specialist Promotables and above. It works out that all E4 and below will have the day off. Also, we have ping-pong and pool tournaments plus weightlifting contest and movies all day going on. We did have sports, but the weather here is nasty. It has been raining for the last three days. Also the temperature has dropped. It's pretty chilly in the mornings for PT. On Monday, I could actually see my breath.
Well, I gotta get dressed to go to church and lead the music then SSG B (acting 1SG) and I will go to the Dining Facility and serve chow....I will try to call you later today because of the time difference...
In case you wonder what I'm thankful for on this day it is two fold.
I'm thankful that this nation has soldiers made of stuff like this, just like CPT Patti, representing the USA and the concept of liberty around the globe. We could do much, much worse.
And I am thankful to God for sending this darling woman my way...even if the nation has had to borrow her for the last 200 days.
I won't be blogging today...I'll be celebrating with family and thanking God.
And on behalf CPT Patti let me wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.