In August of 2015 I enlisted in the Army National Guard. I had the dream to serve in the military once my great-grandmother told us kids stories about her twin brothers serving in the Navy back in the 1950’s.
It’s been almost five years and I’m really thankful for a lot of the friends and experiences I’ve gained since I made the decision to join.
So now I’m on another military adventure.
My unit was activated to help run a Coronavirus testing site here in the state. I left my daughter and fiancee on the 12th and this is the first time I’ve been away from them for an extended period of time. Right now our orders are through June 24th, but that could always change. My heart hurts looking at pictures of them and I’m just hoping these six weeks fly by so I can get back home and wrap my family in my arms. I’m super blessed to have an amazing fiancee that supports me and picks up the “motherly” slack while I’m away. I got my first paycheck yesterday and I ordered him the banjo he’s been wanting for quite awhile. He’s a talented musician and likes to learn new instruments, so I was excited to buy him that as a big THANK YOU for all he’s doing while I’m away.
The good news is that I should get plenty of time off since we are pretty overstaffed up here. I’ll use my time to dive into my writing and reading some more, so be prepared for more articles coming your way from me!
As always, stay safe and hug your loved ones tight!