Saturday, June 5, 2010
Today was such a good day, aside from the snake incident...which I do not want to discuss. I'm done with animals for a while. What made it good was that tonight I got to talk to Mike, not on the computer and not an attempt to talk while the connection fades in and out and eventually drops the call. This was a 30 minute conversation, clear as day and never dropped. It was like he was down the hall! I sent him a Magic Jack in his last box and I am SO happy that it is working like a charm. I haven't heard his voice in so long. I got so wrapped up in trying to distract and occupy myself that I didn't realize how much I missed hearing his voice and actually getting to talk to him. It was so nice. It was like talking to him before he left, we picked up right where we left off. I also didn't realize how much I had to tell him! There is only so much you can type in an instant message and there was a lot I hadn't gotten to tell him yet. But my stuff was insignificant to his news! He told me that yesterday he went before the promotion board and was recommended for a promotion!!! I didn't even know he was going before the board or anything! He's sneaky like that. I'm so proud of him, like puffed up like a peacock proud! I knew he would do well if he ever went to the board, but convincing him of that is a totally different story. For some reason he doesn't believe that he's good at anything (unless he's telling me how to do something, then he's always the expert, of course). He doesn't feel like he's worthy of praise or accolades. I guess it comes from years of bad luck and a hard life. However, I know him. I know that he excels at anything he cares about and that he is a proud man. He cares what people think of him and the job he does, which is why he always throws his heart into every task that he performs. He also cares about the people around him. He is fiercely loyal and a hero in every sense of the word. He deserves this. I've always been proud of him, even when he makes me so mad I could spit. But right now, I'm just beaming! Set me on the coast line and I will lead the ships to safety! I love you Mike.
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