The Old Man and I have gone out on a limb and decided to accept a re-enlistment package. As of today, he has officially sworn in and is assigned to be an assistant instructor at The Basic School (Officer's training school) in Quantico, VA upon his return to the states. This is a non-deployable unit and a 48 month tour. We weighed the pros and cons (briefly, but thoroughly) and it sounds like it will fit us quite well. He will be able to start school, I can finish up at Hopkins, we may be able to buy our first home (yipee!) and there are quite a few others... (hmmm...maybe a Thursday Thirteen!? Yes, I'm addicted!) On the other hand, there is a tiny, tiny chance in his last 6 months he will have to travel a bit stateside and his hours may be long, but we'll tackle that if we have to.
The Old Man is real excited and that makes me excited. It's a bit shocking, yes, but we could both use your support. Ultimately, our lives will follow God's path...we've started by finding each other, so now we'll pray for the best! :)
Love bears all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 1 Corinthians 13:7