Well my son has finally deployed on Jan.18th,2009. I was able to go to his base and see him a few days before he left. I have heard from him several times since he has been gone. I uploaded a new profile picture. The one in street clothes is my son and the other young man is one of his buddies in his platoon. All of these young men are so very sweet. I haven't been able to crop the picture to show more of my son. My son is a wonderful young man and I am so proud of him. Before he left, he gave me only one instruction. He said, "Mom, I want you to be good to yourself." I'm going to take his advice this year. I hope everyone will keep my son and his buddies in their prayers.