Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Josh, The 2nd Lieutenant

Well, Josh left for COT on Sunday afternoon. He'll be in Alabama for a month. I think I'll enjoy the time to myself, but I already miss him a ton. It's tough, but we did the long distance thing for so long in the past, I'm not really worried. My only problem now is that he's not exactly loving it. At all. I mean, I know it's just the first two days, it'll change, he'll get used to it, etc... It's just, he's not liking it at all right now really. You see, the thing about Josh is that he's not used to being surrounded by peers. By that I mean, he's pretty used to being the best and the brightest everywhere he goes. He's not used to being surrounded by people who are on the same page as him, if that makes sense.
So there he is, the lowest of the low men on the totum pole, brand new to the whole military thing, never done anything to really prepare him for this. He's getting yelled at (just like everbody else). He has to wake up early. He's not getting good food. It's just a huge adjustment for him.
Anyway, I know he'll be fine. He's a big boy :). I just hate hearing him being unhappy, you know?
That's all for now, really. Crazy things are happening at work, so I need to get back to real work (shocking, I know).
Have a Happy Day!


kd-m said...

It's hard, Marissa did the same thing but she was in REAL basic for the AF. It also wasn't fun sending J away for the summer to live in a dorm with 7 other TFA trainees eating no-nutrition dorm food and he would finish work at 1am and be up by 4:30am. Not that TFA training is like Josh's...but still, he's a big boy but you want to help, and can't. It can be somewhat unsettling at times. be strong, tell Josh too.

Megan said...

that is hard- but you're right to make the best of it and enjoy the time you've got, and he'll be pretty happy to see you when he gets back!


anne said...

Praying for you both as you are is hard, but your attitude going in is great!
PS- I'm about halfway into Twillight. :)

Lula! said...

I wish we lived closer...then we could eat Blue Bell and watch bad TV and talk about Twilight for hours on end...

Good times.

I'm adding you to my prayer journal, too!

Leslie said...

Hey, I just wanted to say I know how you feel. (((hugs))) My hubby just went through the same thing. They are going to work him hard, but he will survive. And you will too. Hang in there!