You folks are amazing. Truly. Amazing.
The flood of love and support for Amanda, Rebecca, and the rest of the soldiers in her Platoon moved me to tears yesterday.
When Amanda jumped into action to “fix” Rebecca’s sadness, I thought to myself, “Well, that’s my Amanda.” Your reaction to her actions reminded me what a sweet and thoughtful girl she is. I don’t take it for granted, but I do take it as a part of the fabric of her being.
Many of you want to write a note to Rebecca and Amanda, and/or the whole Platoon. The gesture is lovely and noble, but I worry about putting Rebecca in an awkward position . . . and making her feel singled out as a charity case. Also, she might get mad at Amanda for “outing” her situation.
As such, I would like to suggest this . . . If you are moved to write a note of support to a member of the Platoon, great! If you would like to write to Amanda because of what you have read here, awesome! If you want to send, as JKeller Ford suggested, Un-Birthday Cards,” fantastic!
Send your notes, cards, and letters to me at:
Delta Company – Strykers
c/o Robin Coyle
9747 Weddington Circle
Granite Bay, CA 95746
I will bundle the mail up and send all the notes to Amanda. My cover letter to her will say something like, “Because of your letters on my blog, my readers want to show their support for you and your Platoon’s efforts. Please pass these notes and cards out to the folks who haven’t received much mail, or have the whole Platoon read them.” She’ll know how to handle it.
One last thing . . . and important to note!
Basic Training is over September 13th. They say to stop sending mail to the soldiers by August 31st because it won’t reach them in time. If you want to send some mail to Amanda’s Platoon via moi, time is of the essence!
Gosh, you guys are wonderful!