He continues to share lots of news in each letter. Thankfully he 'only' had to do 30 burpees for the packets of letters we sent. We were surprised to find out that 'thanks to the miracle of Tricare, I now have a new filling and the right side of my mouth is numb.' We were not surprised to find out that a lot of his colleagues had comments about our oldest daughter when they saw the family picture I sent. He said the most polite comment was 'beautiful' and that he would not mention the rest.
He has been very busy with grappling, combatives, marksmanship and rappelling and an obstacle course. I will list some highlights in a separate post. As hard as this is, I continue to be very relieved that his sense of humor comes through in each letter and that he sounds like he really is having fun. I guess that's a weird way to put it. More accurately, it sounds like it's what he had hoped for and he is enjoying the challenges.