All during my deployment I carried these small notebooks in my pockets. They were light colors and not your normal soldier notepads. I scribbled endlessly and tried to capture Arabic. I saved them and now treasure them. Last night after a very long day I found a package on my steps from a very dear friend. It was my Chinese New Year package – When we get busy these things just happen. Inside were three brand new mini notepads. She had no idea the significance of the one’s I have now, so I am taking this a sign that these too will carry traces of another great adventure.