Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Clint left for Afghanistan on Saturday the 16th. Sad day! We had to be at the Grinder,(where the buses picked them up), at 1:30 in the morning. So he got all ready and I looked awesome rocking the hoodie and sweats, I wasn't being lazy that's what he wanted me to wear. It was a little misty outside, which added to the mood. All the Marines, and those ladies who could come, sat around and waited for the buses until they started rolling in around 5:30. I was doing pretty well all morning, then all of a sudden you heard someone yell "Marines" and there were a couple cheers, and it was time for them to board the buses at 6:30 am. Then I sort of lost it a little. Letting go of him was the hardest thing I think I have ever had to do. And I know some of you might be thinking, well it isn't that hard, you try it, then we'll talk. But now, 4 days later he is in Afghanistan and has pretty high spirits. He is excited to get to his outpost and get to work. I got an e-mail from him today, and yesterday which was a pleasant surprise. He will be able to call once or twice a month, so I will be anxiously awaiting those. I am sending off his first package tomorrow, and I'm excited to get started on the next one. :) I learned how to make cake in a jar and seal it so it would be good when it gets to him, so I made two of those and sent some chocolate frosting along with it. I'm very excited they turned out how I wanted them to. Well I miss him more than I would ever be able to explain, but we already have 4 days down! YAY!