Just Got Word That My Son Will Be Home On Leave This Month!
Posted 17 January 2010 - 11:21 AM
So, I'm doing the happy dance and making mega meal plans for his stay with us!!! He placed his orders for dinner and lunch so now I have to plan them all out!!! My understanding is he is NOT going to reup when his time is done !!!! He's been in 10 years and he says that's enough for him. Soooo, that means he'll be moving back home and settling down!! I will believe it when I see it!!! lol
I just wanted to share the great news with my SG family !!!!! I'm so excited I can't wait to get my hands on him and give him a great big hug!!!!
Posted 17 January 2010 - 12:33 PM
10 years is a big milestone - half way to that retirement.
It's a truly tough decision - I remember being on the fence at that time.
But that was in peacetime, so a very different choice.
The skills he's learned and experiences he has had will be a huge leg up in the civilian world.
Blessings to you both!
Posted 17 January 2010 - 12:38 PM
Posted 17 January 2010 - 05:16 PM
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Posted 17 January 2010 - 05:34 PM
Posted 17 January 2010 - 10:41 PM
That ten year mark is a hurdle for everyone I think. My husband hit it 6 years ago and decided to stay in, but your son is right. The military is different now. For just that reason my husband began separation papers last year, to get out with 4 years left to retirement. He was going to take a full-time air guard slot which menat no deployments and he could finish out the 4 years and retire seemlessly, or stay in the guard a little longer. Then they offered him a slot in Alaska. Dirty pool I say. It has been on our wish list since day one...lol. So here we are.
This is probably also a great time to use the college benefit. College would probably be a piece of cake compared to the last ten years.
Tell your son welcome home and thanks for his service and dedication. He deserves a bright future and tons of happiness!!
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Posted 18 January 2010 - 08:47 PM
Oh Wow Thank You Gayle!! I will tell him about your offer and let you know. I just want him to be informed and to make the decision based on all the facts he can gather and not on emotion or feelings! does that make any sense at all??? He can be rather spontaeneous (sorry about the spelling) when it comes to making decisions, he is Infantry after all!!! lol Anyway thank you so much that really means alot to me!!