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Monday, August 16, 2010

There's Army Strong, Then There's Army Wife Strong

Michael has officially started Basic Training. He started last Saturday. I had been able to talk to him all last week while he was in Boise waiting for his flight. On Wednesday, him and I were texting back and forth, then it stopped with a final "I love you." I got a text on Thursday night and that made my day. It was nice hearing from him, but he said that the drill sergeants were mean as ever. They kept all the soldiers up for a couple days until paper work was finished, heads were shaved, and all that other fun stuff. I was able to text through out the day on Friday. On Friday night, we talked on the phone for about an hour. It was so nice to hear his voice!! That was the last I heard from him until today!! He called and we had a 10 minute conversation. He was only supposed to have about a minute, but definitely stretched it out. He told me he didn't want to waste time on giving me the address. He told me how much he missed me and loved me. I just bawled. It was so sweet. I should be getting my first letter from him this week sometime!! Way excited for that!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

No More Fun And Games (AKA Boot Camp)

I took Michael to the airport yesterday so he could make his trek to South Carolina for boot camp. It was so hard on me. I pretty much cried all day Sunday and yesterday was equally as emotional. He had to fly from Idaho Falls to Boise. We assumed when he landed in Boise that he would be well on his way to South Carolina. Not the case at all. He got in to Boise around 12:00pm and was stuck there all day.... no car, no nothing. He called his cousin and they chilled for a bit. Today, he had to go to MEPS to make sure he was clear to ship. They had to do another background check and make sure that he hadn't violated the law in the past few months, since his last visit there. He was cleared to go. We found out that his flight is tomorrow and he should end up in South Carolina tomorrow night. He has an early 6am flight from Boise to Chicago. Then a short lay 2 hour layover. He then flies to Georgia and from there takes a bus ride to Fort Jackson. He will be in reception for a few days. On Monday, he will officially start boot camp and all hell will break loose for me. The past few days have been pretty easy for me. I have been so fortunate to be able to talk to him for longer periods of time then just 30 seconds. The days I get those really short phone calls will be the ones that will set me off for depression. I'm sure that receiving letters will do the same thing. I know that Michael will succeed at boot camp. He can do anything that he puts his mind to. I am so proud of him for everything he has accomplished. In only 10 short weeks, I'll be able to see him again!!!