I got a message from Nikolaus on Facebook the other day thanking me for some care packages I sent him along with some photos of him and his buddies in Afghanistan, so I wanted to share them with you all.
This first one is of him and his unit, they are doing pretty well after losing one of their guys, but all the support they receive from home - along with all of you - has kept them strong. So from them and from me, thank you so much for all your prayers and words of encouragement.
These next two photos I am SO proud of... Nikolaus has been promoted from PFC (Private First Class) to SPC (Specialist) while he has been over there. WooHoo!! He is really a great soldier and Bill and I couldn't be more proud of him! Here he is receiving his promotion from his superior officer.
These next few are of him doing what he is specializing in... mortar combat - in other words, blowing things up, yeah, that's my boy!! Look at those muscles, when did my little baby become a man? The first thing I asked him was why he wasn't wearing a helmet doing such a dangerous job - always a mommy, huh?
It is a really LOUD explosion...
...and, it makes a really bright flash.
Here he is on patrol in full gear - good boy, wearing his helmet.
Afghanistan looks like such a sad, dry country to me. He said the dust gets everywhere!!
Thank you again for all your support of me, him and all of the troops stationed in Afghanistan and all over the world protecting our freedoms. God bless America.
Until next time..... Lorie