Friday, September 19, 2008

MHR Friday

So... This is my first week to participate in Katy Lin's "My Husband Rocks Friday", and I'm pretty excited :) I think it such a great idea (if you want to learn more about it, click that button at the top of this post)!
Since it's something that has been on my mind a ton lately, I'd like to talk about Josh and the Air Force. Now, for me, this is one awesome adventure, and I'm so excited to be in on it. I often forget to stop and look at it from his perspective. So today, I'd like to let everyone know that my husband totally rocks because he willingly "signed his life away" for the next four years to enter the armed forces. He agreed to go wherever they told him to go, even if that meant that he would be leaving everything familiar to him and moving far away from his family. He agreed to go to a war zone and endanger his life if they asked him to. He agreed to do whatever they told him he was going to do (granted, he's a nurse, so there's only so much wiggle room there...). He agreed, because it's what he thinks (we both think) is best for us right now. He agreed because it will help us get out of debt (yay student loans for a private university :/). He agreed because he knew that it was something that I was excited about. He agreed because he loves me.
So today, I'm going to remember to tell him how much I love him. I'm going to remind myself that this is a huge leap of faith for him. And today, that is why my husband rocks :D
And... Mushiness Over. For my next post, I will return to my usual ego-centric non-mushy self :D
Oh, and by the way, for all of you out there waiting on the edge of your seats, Josh is doing great. They did a mock deployment this past week, so he got a (very small) taste of the types of situations he might be put in. He seems to really be enjoying himself, now that he's gotten his bearings. He has one last test coming up, but he's done so well on the previous ones that I'm not really worried. And he's coming home (for like three days) in one week! YAY!

16 comments:

Katy Lin :) said...

wow! he sounds like a fantastic guy! thank you both for your sacrifices for our country! - welcome to MHR!

Julie said...

ahhh I feel like I should do one of these too and be a good wife :)

Nik said...

Wow - he DOES rock!! But I'm going to throw this out there....not only does he rock, you do too because it is a full family commitment. Thanks a ton to both of you!

tonya said...

What an incredible sacrifice & responsibility! Blessings on y'all!!

Amy said...

Your hubby is the man! Give him a big hug for all of us :D

Katie said...

That is one big sacrifice....for both of you! Thanks to your hubby for his service! :) Hope those 3 days feel like 10!

EEEEMommy said...

You both rock!!! :)
My sister is in the Air Force, and we lived next to a Navy base for 5 1/2 years, so I have a very real appreciation for the very real sacrifices military families make on my behalf! Thank you! I pray for you both!

Grace and Peace,
Angel

Elizabeth said...

what a neat idea...i'm going to have to keep tabs on it!

thansk for stopping by today!

JourneytoFamily said...

You're right, your husband does rock! We are grateful for his service and sacrifice in serving our great country!

Mamasphere said...

How exciting! For both of you! Your life is goin to change in ways you never expected (not that I know first hand, but I know several military families). Plus, you'll get to shop at the commisary. Which is the sweetest shopping deal ever.

Good luck to your hubby on his last test! And thank you to both of you for what you are doing for our country.

Tiffany said...

Your blog is adorable and your husband totally rocks.

Thank you so much for serving our country!

Carol said...

I totally agree he does rock!!

And you're wonderful too for being so supportive.

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

What a cool concept!

And I think it is so great that you and your husband are taking a big leap of faith with this!

Best of luck to both of you!

Frizzy and Bird said...

Thank you for both of your service and sacrifice for our country. I will keep ya'll in my prayers. If you ever want any advice or need to talk I'm here as a former AF spouse myself. We gotta stick together. Join the spouses club! You'll meet great ladies and they'll help you tons through deployments!

Frizzy and Bird said...

Thanks for your prayers re. the house. We still haven't heard anything as the guy is out of town til late tonight. I'm off to answer your poll.

Lula! said...

Yes, he definitely rocks. I am thankful for his service to our country.

And yes, your owl icon definitely rocks, too.