Monday, February 06, 2006

Dustin Is Now Getting Letters

Hey Everyone Dustin finally got some letters. He sounds so excited. I got three letters today and I will put bits and pieces on the Net for everyone to read. He says to "Tell everyone I said thanks for the letters Aunt Kristy, MeMa, and Paula, Morgan, you Dad." Well if he did not mention anyone he probably has not got it yet. The first letter i will post almost all of it and he wrote it Jan 31.

Dear Family,
I received mail for the first time last night it was awesome. I am so thankful. I hope it keeps coming. It lifted my spirits a couple of notches. Today we stayed really busy just like all the other days. I only have about 15 minutes every other night at the most to write a letter so sorry if I do not answer everyone’s letter individually. I hope that does not keep yall from writing. I have decided I need to be a winner no matter what (A wise man dropped me a line and informed me it really helped) Today was hard like always but not too hard for a Kelly!! We fought with the sticks. I knocked him down twice he couldn't hang with me and he was bigger. He fell pretty hard! Ha Ha.

Home sickness comes in waves I've found. Kind of like it blows in on the California Ocean every now and then but I am trying to be strong! ...... I have finally figured out some things in my life I had been searching for, for a long time. I finally know what kind of man I want to be. .....Brave, strong , hard working, caring, and full of love. It was right in front of me my hole life and I never saw it. I was stupid when I was younger. I took for granted way to many things I'm sorry. This place is weird I really do not get it but at the same time I do ha ha that makes no sense. Put as much of this letter on the internet that you want to. Tell everyone I said thanks for the letters Aunt Kristy, MeMa, and Paula, Morgan, you Dad. ......I can't wait to see all of yall. Miss yall bunches. I will write soon out of time love yall.
With All My Love Dustin Kit Kelly
P.S. I am learning how to march it is kind of challenging! haha

On February 2 He wrote "Tell everyone the letters are helping a lot and Thank You that I am doing well." ......"I have lost 15 pounds easy and I don't know it left really quick"....."Nothing about you alls life is boring trust me, standing at attention for 2 hours is boring. ha ha."....."The DI's have been keying off me today and yesterday it seems like they do not think I do anything right. Ohh well everyone gets their time to get picked on I guess. I'm not letting it get to me. They can't eat me. I am just getting in better shape! haha. That doesn't bother me. But keep praying for me. I need all the help I can get. ha ha I will survive yaya I think that is how the song goes." (I never knew Dustin was a Donna Summer or a Gloria Gainer fan.)

Okay, he wrote another letter explaining a day in the life of a recruit. He now can eat in less than 5 minutes. All in All it sounds to me like his head is in the right place. Thanks, everyone is making a difference. I Love You All GK