August 18, 2006


As of today, we're here because we want to be.

Last night, my husband and I realized that today is his four year anniversary of being in the Army. If he had wanted to get out, he would've skipped this course and we would've coasted the rest of our time in Germany until today. And today we would've been civilians.

It's strange to think about, really. But it's also kinda fun to know that we're now here not because of an obligation he made when he was 19, but because he chose to stay. Pretty cool.

And I couldn't help but remember CaliValley's rant...

And the misery we endured when my husband couldn't start the Army right away. How poor we were then! But it makes where we are four years later all the sweeter. The Army's been good to us.

Posted by Sarah at August 18, 2006 07:27 AM | TrackBack

Congrats on the Anniversary.

Oh, and in case it hasn't been said lately - Thank you BOTH for choosing the life you have. Without men, women, FAMILIES like y'all this country would not be what it is today.

Thank you!

Posted by: Tammi at August 19, 2006 08:46 AM

I read CaliValleyGirl's post and comments. I do most of our interviews at work. I love interviewing and hiring former military people. They have self confidence, a sense of pride in their previous employment, self discipline and the desire to do well. I always visit with them about their enlistment too (where they were stationed, their rank, what they did, etc.) and then tell them that I appreciate their service to our country. I do think it's ignorance that causes most people to make stupid statements about the military. It's also something that most people don't understand, but instead of saying nothing something stupid comes out of their mouths. I've had several people say things to me about you all and when I respond in a positive way and tell them you decided together about the re-enlistment and how you are completely supportive of your husband, they have a "REALLY?!?" expression on their faces. There are a few seconds of awkwardness for them, and then they say that it's wonderful to have people who want to serve in the military! Happy 4th Anniversary! The older I get you do realize the harder it will be to keep track of all your anniversaries you celebrate--starting to date, getting engaged, getting married, getting Charlie and now the anniversary of the enlistment! Too funny!
Love you,

Posted by: Nancy at August 21, 2006 03:23 AM