Good Bye Army
Who am I now?
Were all titles I considered while writing this blog post. In some way they all sum up how I am feeling about what I am about to tell y'all.
Just over a month ago Mike got out of the Army. *GASP*
There were a few factors that played a role in this decision, that I would rather not discuss on a my not so private blog. I will however tell you all of this happened very fast.
After Mike officially got out, I wanted to give him a chance to tell all of his friends before I just announced it over here. You know how fast word travels in the Army. Several of his friends wives read my blog and the last thing we wanted was for them to be updated via the interwebz.
This transition into the civilian world happened about 10 months earlier than we expected, but has been amazing so far. While very scary at first, this has turned out to be an unbelievable opportunity for our family. Mike was able to get a amazing job with a very large successful company. It was pretty much everything he said he wanted if he ever got out. He still works long hours and travels occasionally for schools and such, but that is just part of life. No more deployments. WOOHOOO!! His schedule, pay, and insurance are all alot better in this job. Our new insurance actually covers 6 fresh IVF cycles and 6 FET's (including freezing, one year of storage, and all of our medications). How awesome is that? I will be writing a whole post on this subject very soon, I almost passed out when I saw the coverage.
We have been extremely Lucky and Blessed during this transition from the Army to Civilian Life. We are now living in Columbia SC, and LOVE it. It is the perfect place for us, and is located right in the middle of our families who are now only about 2 hours away from us. This southern girl is thrilled about staying in the south, and being only 2 hours from Savannah makes everything that much better.
I am sorry I didn't tell all of you sooner. I really wish I could have been more open about all of this because lord knows I needed the support while all of this was going on. But now that the cat is out of the bag, I will be posting a few entries over the next few weeks about our adjustments into the civilian world. Until then I am going to leave you with Mike's all time favorite song (and movie), which now seems to be very fitting.