Finally.. last week the list came down as to where we could possibly go. While I'm not going to give specifics... it was not what we were expecting. Although I don't know what I was expecting... I just know, it wasn't this. I thought waiting around to know where we could possibly go was bad. No.. now that I know where we could go, waiting to be assigned one of those slots is way way worse. But as it goes in the military life.. we hurry up and wait my friends. We have done what we could do and it is 100% out of our hands. Hopefully we will know by the end of June. Hopefully.
Completely unrelated picture of the dog thinking the babies pool is a giant water bowl.
In other news, we finally watched American Sniper last weekend. My thoughts? Holy. Crap. Saying Chris Kyle is an American hero is an understatement. I can't imagine what he battled when he returned home.. after a career like that. And then to know that he came home and was killed on American soil in a country he loved so deeply, makes me irrationally mad.
And Taya? My heart aches for her. I can't imagine the phone calls left dangling in the battle field. The pain of knowing how much her husband was hurting inside and not being able to take it away. Then loosing her other half way way too early. Being a military spouse, it hits way too close to home.
This movie made me cry. Not just because of the loss of this hero.. but because the next part of our military adventure is very unknown to me. Rob likes to call it the "real Army". In the five years we have been married, Rob has been stationed at Fort Meade, Kuwait and now here at Fort Gordon. Two non-deployable slots sandwiched around Kuwait. I haven't yet experienced what so many military spouses experience when it comes to deployments. Rob spent a year in Kuwait. It was hard and he has mentioned that he was boots on the ground in Afghanistan at one point or another, but I was blissfully unaware. We were able to talk daily and except for the giant timezone difference, it was like we were just doing the whole dating long distance thing again. Our next duty station will very likely include a deployment or two. And I'd be lying if I said it doesn't scare me.
But I'm ready. Or as ready as I can be. So if you need me, I'll be anxiously awaiting Rob's RFO so we can finally figure out where we will be come September - and the end of WOBS.
Story of my life.
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