Well I have had word that my Adopted Marine (from Soldiers' Angels) has gone Stop Mail as of the 1st of April (I found out on the 6th... last parcel of beef jerky was ordered & shipped 3rd.. hope it makes it to him!). With Luck Marine Sgt D will be home in a month or so - and hopefully as far away from the "Korean Situation" as possible [he is currently on a Ship "Somewhere on the Seas"]
Lovely young Man and I wish him the best :)
My Email-Pal (EPal) soldier has also been in touch recently and is well and hopefully heading home in a few months. She is an amazing person - definitely one of my heroes!
In other news - Previous Adopted Soldier (USA Army) E has married the love of his life. So very happy for them!!
And Previous Adopted Soldier (USA Army) JJ is once again deployed to the "Exciting Middle East". He's now my "Unofficial Adoptee" in that I send him treats when I can afford (or more likely when I see something that I just KNOW he'd enjoy - like the recent parcel of Tim Tams [2 thumbs up!] and the Easter basket of yummies. All shared with his team :)
I still need to send out a card for the SA's LWT (Letter Writing Team). I get one name a month and it's more of a "Hi! Hello! Hope you hear from your Adopting Angel soon" communication - just to let the recipient know that their application for Adoption has been received and will be actioned soon. I have "met" some lovely folk from this - wonderful souls all.
Have been considering signing up for another "Official Adoption". Probably should do a budget up first (one to two parcels a month and letters/cards required weekly can add up). Giving Support makes me Happy and feel useful so I think that it's good for my Mental Health even if it's a bit of a strain on my (currently) unemployed pocket.
In "At Home" news - Dentist trip today. $$$$ but I will get to keep the tooth so worth the dollars spent. Tomorrow I have another day at my Volunteer Library job - which will be enjoyable (great project + lovely people to work with = WIN!) Not a bad way to spend my time whilst sending out more job applications :)