We are kind of getting a kick out of the fact that Ryan is now, "Private Ryan."
Ryan called today.
I missed it.
The good news is that Jeff and some of the girls were home and were able to talk to him. Jeff didn't hear the phone ring, so the machine picked up and now, after a month of waiting, I have those sweet words on the answering machine. "Hi, Mom." Thankfully, Jillian heard him leaving a message and picked up. We would have felt horrible if he had not been able to talk to anyone after getting his five minute phone call for the week. He is doing much better than he was the first week of Basic. He has actually been enjoying some of the activities they have done.
He wrote to a friend who was kind enough to share his letter with us and said that he is going to church every Sunday and has met some other Christians to talk to. He really misses 'civilization,'
wearing normal clothes, and he wants a big juicy burger!
We have received two letters from him and he has very sweetly talked about missing us, and being thankful for all that we have done for him.
God is good and prayers are being answered for Ryan. Thank you to any of you who have and are praying for him.