Thursday, April 27, 2006

Well, he did it...

..just barely, but he did it. Hunny has now been recommended (with reservation) to be moved into the counter-intel field. What that means is that his board didn't go perfect, but they think he has that potential to do well in the field. He said it was just basically them telling you how much you sock for 3 hours. He said as long as he got in, he's cool. He's just going to have to work extra hard at the school when he goes. He agreed with me that at least now he has no where to go but up. I know he can do this and I'm glad that their tearing him down hasn't made him doubt that. He's just that much more determined to prove himself. That's so like him.
I wasn't really prepared for all of this to work out. Not that I didn't think he'd make it...I'm just so freaked out right now. We could be moving within 2 months. That seems so fast. They told him there's a 90% chance we'll be going to Camp Lejune in North Carolina. That once he re-enlists we'll probably get PCS (Permanent Change of Station) orders, we'll go down to Lejune and he'll do OJT (On the Job Training) until the next school comes up. Then he'll leave us in Lejune and come back up here for school (which is 4 months long). There are ups and downs to this. The ups, Monkey won't have to change schools in the middle of the year and we'll most likely get all settled before he leaves. And the fact that we're not PCSing across the country means he can come home some weekends (not all though, I want him concentrating on school). The downs, I'll be by myself again and have to try and explain it to Monkey...the 2 weeks he went to England was hard...I don't know how we'll do with 4 months. But on the other hand, it'll give us a short taste of what we'll be doing alot of while he's in the job...waiting for him to come home. The biggest up of this job, when he finishes school and we get our bonus, it will pay off all of our bills, every single one. We will be living our lives completely free of debt. We are so excited about this, I can't even begin to describe how I feel about it.
Anyway, so within the next couple of weeks his stuff will go through the career planner and up the chain, then he'll re-enlist, get his orders and find out when his school will be. So we'll know how long we'll have together in Lejune before he leaves. I'll keep you all informed on it. I'm trying not to worry too much. I've found a wonderful verse this morning that I'm trying to commit to memory (I have it posted everywhere, the fridge, the car visor, the computer screen, the bathroom mirror).
"Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. If you do this, you will experience God's peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7

3 comments:

Michelle said...

That is great to hear! Greg and I are very excited for you all and hope everything works out...

Beth said...

WOO HOO!!! That is so cool. Congratulations uh...Hunny. Don't worry, I won't reveal your true identity. I'm so happy for you guys. Sad too, that you'll have to spend time apart. But that the military for ya'. And hey, up is a good place to go!

dani said...

ahh...i am not happy...ok for him i am but not the fact that you wont be coming down here. that just sucks!