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Tuesday, November 23, 2010


So at work, kind of a slow day, when I get this text from my husband:

I love you. I can't get any of the jobs I want. The corps is downsizing. I might have to re-enlist as infantry. Only for two tears then re up and lat move.

Cue stomach landing in shoes. We've discussed him re-enlisting for a long time, but not as infantry. Infantry is not the best for couples, for families, and quite frankly it terrifies me.

There is absolutely nothing else? - me
I'll find out at 1330. But if I lat move into something I don't like I have to be there four years. If I stay infantry I can do only two then move. Can I call you?
Don't have lunch for another hour.
That's fine because I will be finding out my options at 1330. Then I'll text you around 1400.
You know I love you and I will stand by you no matter what. I just know you know infantry terrifies me.
But I can do it... well. Only for two years then I can do what I want.
But that means a deployment, a fleet deployment. Maybe two.
Inevitable regardless.
Not true. A deployment yes. A frontline, fleet, infantry deployment... not inevitable.
True. Call you soon.

Keep your fingers crossed for some good news ladies. My stomach is in all sorts of funny worried nots :(


  1. Aw I'm sorry girl. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Hoping for the best.

  2. Fingers crossed! I know how you feel.. my stomach is in knots over this post for you..

  3. I can't say we've been having the same "can't get out of the infantry" issues, but I've been getting texts very similar to this for months now. Stay strong and trust that God will provide. I'm here if you need to talk!

  4. Keeping my fingers crossed! Remember, everything happens for a reason and it will all work out :)

  5. Oh gosh! Keeping fingers crossed for you!

    My husband is going through the same thing... ( well not going into to infantry) but trying to re-enlist and all that good stuff. He keeps changing his mind over and over & when he needs to talk to his career planner, the man is never there! Ugh!

    Hope everything works out, think positive :)

  6. Fingers crossed for you both!! Hoping everything works out!!

  7. Crossing fingers!! And praying soooo hard!!! I hope it goes well for you

  8. Praying for you! I know this feeling well. Either way, I have faith that everything will work out as it should and to the best!


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