Sunday, August 24, 2008

IT'S BEEN 20 YEARS!!??!!

Twenty years ago today I was heartbroken because my boyfriend had just left for basic training and I would not see him again until Christmas. This was my SR year of High School and what was I going to do without my boyfriend to go with me to dances and school events?? We had only been dating a month BUT had been friends for atleast 4 years if not longer!

Today my husband celebrates being in the military 20 years. That is a big accomplishment. He began his career serving in active duty with the Military Police for 8 years. Then he joined the National Guard and now holds the rank of Command Sgt Major! He has worked very hard to advance in the military and there were and are times when I have not made it so easy on him. I DON'T like it when he gets those phone calls that pull him away for months at time. BUT I am very proud of all that he has done and will do for his fellow men and women and for those of us who would much rather be in the comfort of their own homes rather than in tents in 135 degree weather! He wanted to become an "army man" from the time he was very young and it is amazing to watch someone fulfill their dream. He amazes me daily at all he does and I am very proud of the man he became.

By the way...I obviously survived the Sr year and we were married a week after I graduated from HS and a few months later I joined him in Germany!! He promised me a 3 yr honeymoon so how could I refuse!! :) He is truly the love of my life and I have enjoyed sharing in these 20 years with him. Although, I would still like to see him retire!! (just had to add it!!!)

I am VERY proud of you dear!!

Until later~
Tina

1 comment:

metaphase said...

Just came to visit after I saw your comment on Michelle's blog. Your story seems a little familiar. My husband and I met my SR. year of high school. He left for Japan (Navy) after my HS graduation. We got married the next year and I moved to Japan. That was 14 years ago. Funny what love can make us do! (He's still in the Navy, active duty adn has 4 years to go to make 20)