Cody called this morning early. He said he did not have any more minutes left on his phone card and could he call us collect. We told him how to do that and hung up. Then we remembered we no longer have a land line. Just cell phones. It seemed really clever at the time to get rid of our land line to save a little money. So we waited, and waited, and stressed and fretted. Is he ok? How can he call us? How will we make it all week without hearing how he is? In the very far back of my mind, I knew that Cody would find a way to call us. He is and always has been a determined soul.
Finally, after a long 30 minutes of fretting and borrowing the neighbors cordless phone and phone number in case he called back.....I was going to give him the neighbor's number to call collect......he called back. He borrowed someone elses phone card. He called and he was so cheerful and upbeat. He told us that he got some kind of badge for his marksmanship for shooting a gun. He is not sure of his time on his running. He said it all seems like it has gone so fast. He told us so much. He said that when they practice the march for graduation, that when he looks over at the area where we will be standing, he gets a tear in his eye. That tells me how mature and knowing that he is. That's my boy. I am so very proud of him. I can't wait to hug him and tell him I am proud.
Here are some pics we are sending him tomorrow to keep him laughing and motivated until next week when we will be there in person to cheer him on. Please send him some prayers for strength, courage, and peace in his heart.