Posted 13 September 2008 - 02:03 PM
Today was his last drill weekend with his current section. He's going to be in the same division, but just at a different level. They planned a surprise party for dh and another guy who are leaving on the same day and invited the families to come. Dh was surprised to see us! But the surprise was on the families! The section presented me with roses and a plaque, thanking me for supporting dh and allowing him to do all that he has done for the division! I've never gotten a plaque from the military before! DH also got a beautiful plaque.
I just wanted to share how excited I am. Pictures were taken with my camera, but I haven't looked at them yet. Hopefully the person taking the pictures did a good job, lol!
Thanks for letting me share!
Posted 13 September 2008 - 02:10 PM
It's great that they recognized the wives. Happy for you for the good changes.
Oh and BTW I can get my charter email now. LOL.
I still need to do some transfering so I can start scrapping again.
Posted 13 September 2008 - 03:07 PM
Posted 13 September 2008 - 06:01 PM
Oh, I miss the military life! We spent 26 plus years in the AF and they were the best days of my life. The one thing I loved about the military is that they do support the families and they involve them in almost everything so it was no surprise to me that you received a plaque. I have many that I cherish. I have one that was signed by the NATO commander in Turkey - it is my treasure. Good luck to you in all of your moves - and hey - SG can go with you wherever you go!
Posted 13 September 2008 - 06:27 PM
Can't wait to see those photos...
Hope they turned out ok..
And, good luck to Tim in his new assignment...
Posted 13 September 2008 - 06:48 PM
Posted 13 September 2008 - 08:10 PM
Military wives are very much like the girls on SG - they are loyal friends and they are always there for you. You will always have someone that is in the same boat you're in - and military brats adapt very well to changing schools, etc. My daughter had to change first grade 4 times - and that was just the beginning of many changes. You will do fine and your dh is fortunate to have such a supporting wife.........you will be happy and he will be a happier soldier for that! Now, about ironing all those uniforms! That's another story! Aaargh! Actually, I think most of them send them to the cleaners now - but I ironed all of my dhs uniforms.
Good luck to you.
Posted 13 September 2008 - 09:16 PM
Posted 14 September 2008 - 09:41 AM
I don't like repeating myself, but we can't walk down Main Street without someone stopping him to compliment him on what he has done. That makes me very proud and his humbleness is just amazing. He just figures it's all a part of his job. He is a Field Training Officer which means that he trains the newbies to become full fledged officers and he does an amazing job with them. They all tell me what a great teacher he is and how much they learned from him. He is tough, like a drill sergeant, but he expects the best out of them and if they don't do their best then he does not recommend then for full time police officers. He speaks at community functions - his best speech is on identify theft - he knows so much about it. It is amazing how many people just don't follow simple rules to keep their identify a secret from others. He refuses to pay bills online - touting the number of cases he had worked because someone got a ssn from something a person filled out and then trashed it. People go through the trash all the time to get things like that.
Oh, and the biggest advice he gives is (and I hope this will help someone in SG) is, you know those blank checks that we sometime receive from our credit card people? The ones where you can fill in a amount and they will give you funds immediately to help pay off bills, etc. Well, unless you just have to use them, don't! And if yo don't use them, shred the blank ones you have not used. Thieves love to raid mailboxes and get these checks - it's a big deal right now and many people have lost a lot of money that way.
Just a bit of advice - didn't mean to get carried away, but I generally do Hope some of this info helps someone.
Posted 15 September 2008 - 09:02 PM
I always felt the Divisions were the best units to be in - I'm glad yours is taking good care of you both.
By the way, the PCS policy in the AGR program used to change almost each time the Director of the AGR Management Directorate changed - it had a lot to do with money too.
I'm sure it's on a more even keel these days, but 4-5 years on station was often a possibility.
And they were getting better about considering things like not moving a family in a child's Senior year in HS.
Please give your DH my congratulations and best wishes, and welcome to the AGR program!
Posted 16 September 2008 - 02:45 AM
congrats to your dh and hugs to you
Posted 16 September 2008 - 12:00 PM
Posted 16 September 2008 - 12:40 PM
May God be with you and bless you and your family wherever He may lead you!
Specially made for me by a Cheshire Cat???...I LOVE IT, THANK-YOU!
Posted 30 September 2008 - 04:56 PM
Just don't forget us because we will certainly not forget you. Let us know when you get where you are going and tell us all about it. We will be anxious to hear from you.
Posted 02 October 2008 - 07:39 PM
It is so nice when a company or batallion recognizes that the
military member wouldn't be where they are without
that spouse behind them.
Mom to My Three Sons: Lars, Lief & Alex
Support Our Troops and My DH: Jeff