"No matter where I go or what I do in life. One thing is for sure you're in my heart forever and always."
-Rob June 25, 2008
Via text message before leaving for BCT
Flashback seven years ago. Rob and I had just graduated from high school. Our plans were big. Law school for Rob at KU. Elementary education for me at KSU. Rival colleges. We spent the month between graduation and June 25th doing summer things, because we were 18, young and free. At the time we were just friends - the best of friends.
About a week before June 25th Rob dropped a bombshell on all of his friends. He had decided to enlist in the United States Army. Nobody expected that. But we all accepted it - and knew he was destined to kick ass and take names.
June 25th, 2008 - Rob was officially in the Army and leaving for BCT in Georgia the next day. Our only contact would be letters for the next ten weeks. A flurry of text messages were sent the night before. Tears were shed. And he was off.
Here we are seven years later. Married, parents, on his third assignment. Rob has gone from BCT to SSG to Warrant Officer. He has stepped up and lead. He has learned and specialized. He has grown up so much.
The Rob from June 25th, 2008 would not recognize the Rob of today. He makes us all so proud.
Happy Army-iversary Rob! You are my best friend and I am so proud to be your wife.
Here is to the next 13 plus years...