17 November 2012

Howzit... from Manas, Kyrgyzstan

While, I've joined the transitioning ranks of many before me. On the way to Afghanistan, I'm stopped over in Manas, Kyrgystan.  My travels started in Nashville, (if you don't count my travel from Honolulu to Nashville over Veterans' day weekend), then to Baltimore. Then Germany, Turkey and now here.  We're waiting for more information about when we're likely to head out to Afghanistan, and I've been awake since about 0330 local time. My body is all out of whack, I was so exhausted around 10am but I tried to press through it, had lunch and then swore I was going to take a nap...and somehow I got distracted.  Anyway, now it's 4pm and I'm waiting for my laundry to be done in the washer.  All I actually have is a brief tonight at 10pm... and sine my laundry is all done, I'm about to get my legs waxed!

Aloha, and let me know if you'd like my mailing addy to send some love ;)

*Update: 2257- I did get my legs waxed, and the poor lady... I used my lotion bar on my legs after my shower (cocoa butter, mango butter, coconut oil, & beeswax)... needless to say I made it very difficult for her to wax my legs.  Thankfully she was gracious, and I gave her a big tip, cause I felt bad for her. She kept teasing me about how much lotion I used :D

And I'll be heading out in the morning. Seems like my next post will be from Bagram!

11 November 2012

Aloha `oe...

It's that time again, when I have to say goodbye to the Islands with a heavy heart.

But this time, it feels a little bit heavier than normal-since I had to leave Marcus and Zeke behind, for the longest time ever. It was the hardest thing to give a hug and kiss goodbye to Z as he was upset he couldn't get on the plane (he loves traveling & they had family passes so they went to the gate with me), and then to kiss my love goodbye as he whispered in my ear, "I love you."

I don't think any military training prepares you for that.

So for now, we will call and skype, and then when I actually leave for AFG, we'll be juggling a 14.5hr time difference and work/school/fitness requirements on my end. BUT... I am confident of this, my God is bigger than all of that... and right now, that's what I'm holding on to.

The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. - Deut 31:8