After more than three weeks, I finally got that obligatory phone call from Jordan. I knew it was her because caller ID said Waukeegan, IL. I thought we had a bad connection, but it was actually Jordan crying, trying to gain her composure. She is homesick. We only had 5 minutes to talk. I kept asking if she was OK. She said she was, but I know it is hard for her. She loves home. She misses her family. She is a girly girl. She is not tough, but she is strong. She wants me to bring her Milk Duds.
We also got another letter from her today. Please pray for her. She said every time she gets a letter from us, she cries before she gets it opened. Physically she is handling it. She has bruises on her back from doing sit-ups on concrete, bloody blisters on her heels from running, swollen knees from running, a sickness from all those shots. She is on antibiotics. She passed her physical fitness assessment.
One good thing about being in a large family....Jordan learned to sleep through the noise of kids. I remember how she would come home from work and lie on the couch. Even with the girls playing and being loud, she managed to sleep quite peacefully. It really has been to her benefit! She said she fell asleep sitting up, and once she fell asleep and never moved out of that position the whole night.
This picture was at a costume party in 2009. I thought it was fitting since Jordan is wearing Mike's sailor uniform. Who would have guessed she would end up in the Navy? Definitely not her! (I was Rosie the Riveter, by the way)
If you think of Jordan, please pray for her. Thank you so much.
Welcome to my family blog. I have been married to Mike for over half of my life. I love my Savior, Jesus. I am a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom to six terrific, interesting children. My 3 oldest were born to me in my younger years, while my 3 youngest were given to me by God in my older years. I am very blessed. ~Cheri