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Our Military Journey Continues

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It’s been two and half years since my husband (then fiance) started his military career. Since then, we have gone through basic, tech school training, CDC’s, shop changes, recall, deployment exercises, on-call duty and more together. It really had been a great start to his military career. I love being a military wife and I love this life we live. This year, I know a lot is going to change, but I know that no matter what we will get through it together. This year our military journey continues.

On November 30th of 2010. My husband had his promotion ceremony to Senior Airman. It was my very first promotion ceremony and I was pretty excited to go! I was so proud of my husband. I know that even though to others it may seem like a low rank, but to me it is everything.

Senior Airman!
Family Picture!
Daddy’s Little Airman!
Back to School
On January 17th, Jon will be starting back to school again. He will be taking some online classes with Liberty University and I am absolutely SO proud of him! This is a big step for him, as he did not finish college before after three years at Pensacola Christian College. He has a lot of Air Force credits that are transferring over and we are still waiting to hear if any of his credits from PCC will apply as well. This is just one more step toward his dream of becoming an officer in the Air Force, and I couldn’t be more happy for him. I know there are a lot more steps after getting his degree, and that is ok, I know he will eventually get there and that is all that matters.
We also recently go news that in March, Jon will be going TDY for a month for some training. This will be his first TDY and our first separation with the baby. I am a little nervous as I have never lived alone before (I lived with family when he was gone before), but I know one month is not a lot and I can do this.

We have also been waiting on news about deployment. Now that Jon is done is CDC’s he is deployable, and I have known for while that there is a very good chance of him deploying this summer. Yesterday, we found out that he is number 2# on the list right now for deployment and even though he is second, they are still talking about sending him over the person who is first on the list. We are hoping to find out by the end of the month one way or the other, but I am not holding my breath as I know how the military can be and how long they like to make us wait. If he does go, he will be gone a total of 8 months this year including the TDY.

I know I am very lucky to have not had to go through a deployment the last two years, and I am thankful for that. I knew this day would come, it was only a matter of when. I just pray God gives me the grace and the patience to wait for the news, so I know for sure if he will be going or not. It could be tomorrow it could be 5 months from now. I guess we’ll just have to see.


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  1. Congratulations on the promotion (both of you!)!! I'm a PCC grad! 🙂 I can appreciate the normal apprehension and impatience in waiting for news. Keep up your good attitude! I've been through one year-long deployment during my 3 years of marriage. The best thing you can do for him is to be supportive so he doesn't feel guilty or distracted. Keeping myself busy was the best coping method for me. Between work, church activities, and family/friends, my husband was convinced I wouldn't have time for him when he did come home!! 🙂 Hang in there!

  2. Waiting for news can be the hardest part. My husband was non-deployable but in April of 2008 we found out it was a possibility. He spent every drill asking them about it and every time he was told he wouldn't be picked. Well in July of 2008 we found out that orders had been issued and he would be going. It was a huge surprise. Not fun at all. But the deployment wasn't nearly as hard as I originally thought it was going to be.
    God is on your side!

  3. Congratulations to your husband for the promotion!!

    AH, I hate the waiting game. I think waiting to find out when deployment will happen is the worst part. Praying God will give y'all the strength & patience needed when/if the time comes!

  4. Huge congrats on the promotion! That is wonderful!

    Love all the pictures! You guys are the cutest little family =)

    And…ugh..the waiting game. So very sorry. Hope that answers will come swiftly for you guys.

  5. Congratulations on the promotion! 🙂 That is awesome!

    What a blessing that he hasn't been deployed in so long! Praying for strength and comfort for all of you while he is gone. I've been through quite a few in dh's almost 18 years in the military. 🙂 Feel free to drop me a line anytime.. 🙂


  6. Congrats on his promotion and taking classes!

    Don't worry, we've lived here for 2.5 years so far, and we figured out that my husband's only been here for 10 months the other night when we added up all of the time he's had to go away (TDY's and Deployment). It goes fast, though. You can do it!

  7. Congratulations on the promotion!!! I now have started crying at those. Set a goal to complete while he is gone for the month….it helps it to go faster and gets you to accomplish something. My hubby is going TDY for Feb and so I think I might organize one thing a day while he's gone….like under the kitchen sink and my undie drawer! xoxoxo

  8. CONGRATULATIONS on his promotion! How exciting!

    "Hurry up and wait" – ugh! But you will do just fine for a one-month separation. You are a strong woman!

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