Wednesday, March 10, 2010

My First Letter!

I got my first letter from Eric yesterday. I was so surprised. I thought it would be awhile until I got anything. The only sad part is that I don’t have an address to send him one back.

erics_letter_3He wrote this in his second day of reception, so there is a pretty big gap between then and now. He said that he was cold and stressed and he was only  in reception at the time.  I am guessing he is probably in basic training now, and that stress level has only gone up. 

Well I suppose I will read err type his letter for you..

“Well it’s my second night here… oh my Lord what did I get myself into!!! It is so crazy! I haven’t been yelled at but my stress level is at max and I’m only in reception lol. OH YAH AND I MISS YOU SOOOO MUCH!!! I started getting teary eyed when I read your letter. ( I wrote him a letter to open on the plane ). Now that I am actually here it has really set in that I am going to be away from you for 5 months!!! <---( He likes his explanation marks…I think the Drill Seargants are starting to get to him ). I love you so much. I am just counting the days until I get to see you again. The lifestyle here is so strict and structured that the only escape I have is thinking about you. I have so little time to do anything that I am actually writing this letter with a flashlight under the covers. Oh ya and by the way there would be no way that you would be able to get through basic being a vegetarian, NO WAY! You literally have about 5 mins to eat so chewing is prohibited lol.

I hope that it just goes by fast because it’s freezing, im tired and I miss you so much! It feels so crazy not being albe to see you or talk to you. I wish I could give you an address to write me back but won’t get that until basic. I hope everything is going good, just try and keep busy and know that I am thinking about you all the time. I love you so much sweetie and you don’t know how much I want to hug and kiss you but I guess a 5 month wait will make it that much better. well i guess I’d better get to bed… before I do get yelled at lol”

Love, Eric

AKA your Hubby

His letter was really sweet and it made me smile when I read it. It is kind of nice getting letters because it is so much more heart felt. He says he has such little time but It seems like he put more time, effort, and thought into that letter than any word he has ever spoken to me, or any gift he has ever given to me.  I guess it is true what the say…absence makes the heart grow fonder.


  1. YAY! I know that had to cheer you up!

  2. My best friend was in the Army and when she was stationed overseas I didn't hear from her for ages, when she finally sent me an email I was through the roof.

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  4. Mama knows best...distance makes the heart grow fonder. Isn't it amazing how words on paper are felt more than just everyday life? Keep that letter forever. Hugs!

  5. I'm so excited that you got a letter from Eric! It sounds like he's really missing you and he loves you so much!

  6. Great letter, I think Eric wil appreciate you a lot more when he gets back for a visit. It is already obvious the bubble has burst and he is dealing with reality and regimentation.

  7. That letter sounds a lot like the one my brother wrote to me when he was going through boot camp for the air force. Including the "i'm writing this under a blanket with a flash light".