We just got a very quick phone call from DD. She's very upset. The flight (her basic training group) is not allowed to send or receive mail, and she doesn't know when or if she will be able to phone again, because many of the young women will not cooperate and work as a team. That means that all the letters of encouragement we've been writing have not even gotten to her. :flame: She has made a few good friends already, but she is homesick and frustrated. She asks that we pray that the 60 women in her flight start to work together. I ask those of you who pray to please join us in this prayer. On a positive note, she has started going to worship again. She said that she was going to go to the Christian Scientist service, but we explained to her that she might very well disagree with their stance on medicine (among other things). We encouraged her to go to the Lutheran services, as she knows the order of worship and theology, and it will provide the comfort and familiarity she needs right now. So, that's what's going on with my "little girl" in basic. I know the DIs' jobs are to make them work together, and that they are breaking them down to build them up -- but I did not think it would affect my tough nut as much as it is. She was actually crying on the phone (though she did her best to hide it). I did not let her know how much it hurt to hear her so sad. Thanks for the good thoughts and prayers. Pony!