So I have not been writing very actively and I have quite a few things to share. My baby graduated Army Basic Training in October. I have never known nine weeks to be so long in my life. To be back in her presence, to reach out and hug her, to hear her hilarious jokes and special opinions…it was a breath of fresh air for us. Me and my four boys traveled to South Carolina from Atlanta, Georgia for Family Day and Graduation Day. We were able to make plans in advance and get a hotel room on base. I loved it. The hotel had a living room area and actually had a mini kitchen with a stovetop, microwave, full refrig and a breakfast bar. It was really nice. Just the fact that we got to spend more time with our SIT (soldier in training) because we were closer to her company on base really made our trip more meaningful, especially since they could not leave the base on the first night which was Family Night.
We drove her to her next training destination in Virginia for her MOS (military occupational specialty). She has 33 more days to go and then she graduates from AIT (advanced individual training)! Her first duty station is going to be overseas and we are going to miss her so much but she is venturing into her career and protecting her country now so all we can be is PROUD!! Sadiq, my 3 year old, has done better than I thought. He has surprised us all. Even when we dropped my daughter off in Virginia, I was expecting a bunch of commotion from him but I got none. Kids always amaze you when you least expect it for sure.
So with the holidays coming up, at least we will be able to spend some time with out soldier for the holidays before she goes off to new soil. I cannot wait for her other journey to begin. Although we know it will be a long road, it will be rewarding and adventurous. With this new president stepping into office, my thoughts are racing a mile a minute. As an Army mom, my prayers may be a little different from the average at night. I have put all my faith in God because right now in these times, things are pretty tense and things have went way too far in the political world!
Until next time…