Monday, December 25, 2006

The. Best. Christmas. Gift. Ever.

It's a wonderfully sunny and cheerful Christmas Day in Iraq.

The morning started out with a wonderful surprise, as the post office made a Christmas delivery! Amazingly, a box shipped only six days ago from California reached me on Christmas Day. I think the Post Office was working extra hard to make holiday deliveries out here to the sandbox, and it was much appreciated (as were the contents of the boxes!)

I opened my gifts this morning along with the soldiers who work in my office, and then we shared a glorious Christmas dinner complete with just about any traditional dish you wanted. Turkey, prime rib, shrimp, king crab legs, potatoes, corn, stuffing, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and a giant Santa cake (20 feet long), and other very festively decorated desserts, among things I saw. Oh, and the sparkling white grape juice. I'm sure there was more. If I had to be away from family today, this was a nice second best.

And speaking of my family, I got Christmas Eve news from my wife of a wonderfully special gift that will be "delivered" next July or August. To say I'm thrilled is an understatement. This has got to be The Best Christmas Gift Ever.


PJ said...

Congratulations, my friend. God bless you and your service family in Iraq and back home this Christmas.

Anonymous said...

qizxrziCongratulations! That is the best ever!

Anonymous said...

That's great news and such joy to welcome another one of your beautiful babies. You made good use of your time at home!
Love from your Godmother