Trudy mentioned that I should formally introduce myself seeing as I have only recently started contributing to this blog, so here goes!
My name is Virginia Petersen and I am engaged to Eric. We plan to have a big wedding on August 25th, 2007 here in Maryland, providing the Army does not have other plans for him on that day!
I am originally from Scotland and have been living in the USA for almost 3 years. I met Eric in Colorado in 2004 and although I don't believe in love at first sight, the very evening I met Eric, I knew that he was someone very special and that he would be in my life for a long time.
Eric's Goal has helped me to cope with Eric being deployed. It has kept me busy and helped me feel a little more involved in what goes on in Eric's life while he is so far away from us all. It has also been amazing for me to see the American spirit in the selfless generosity displayed since Eric's Goal was started. I feel truly priveleged to be a part of this great effort. Thank you to everyone who has and is participating; there are many Iraqi children whose day you have made so much brighter!
Best regards, Ginny