Since arriving in Afghanistan last October I have experienced countless acts of kindness and generosity from complete strangers. Myself and other members of our unit have received a tremendous amount of cards, letters and care packages over the last 6+ months. It is really touching to know that there are so many who will do so much for complete strangers.
Last week I received two large packages with everything I needed to make my own pizza and a whole bunch of other great junk food from a generous couple from New York. Yesterday I received an amazing box from a kind soul in Illinois. Mark had read me whining about my crappy Sigma lens (here & here) I had bought, so he sent me a lens for my camera. The box also included many books that I will read and then pass on to the MWR/USO.
I am embarrassed to admit that I have done a poor job at expressing my appreciation to everyone that has taken the time to write and send me things. I have been truly blessed to be the recipient of so much.
I know this doesn’t absolve me from my lack of personal ‘Thank you’s’, but it is a small step in the right direction. So for all you wonderful people in my life, family, friends and strangers – I truly thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you have done for me.
My beautiful wife Kate deserves special recognition because she has made it a point to send me at least 2 boxes every week along with a flood of cards, letter and drawings from her & the 2 little munchkins. I am extremely lucky to have found her and convinced her to join this rollercoaster journey of my life.
Thanks again everyone!