Sunday, May 20, 2012

February 23rd!

On February 23rd  Jeff joined the United States Army (National Guard). Jeff has always had a passion for serving his country. He loves to read books about war and soldiers. And it is only fitting that his birthday lands on July 4th. He has told me before that if we hadn't met, he probably would have joined the military sooner, but I was kind of an interference. And I am glad because I know that if I would have met him knowing that he would be joining the military very soon, I probably would have been nervous about a relationship with him. I am, however ready for this now (as ready as a girl can be anyways). We know it will be hard work, but we know that this is what we are supposed to be doing right now. In the National Guard Jeff will serve one weekend a month and two weeks in the summer (not including this summer) which means that he will not be going over seas all the time or living on a military base. This summer (August 7th), Jeff will be leaving for four and a half months for basic combat training and advanced individual training. He will be in Missouri and Oklahoma. I will definitely miss him terribly, but you can bet we will be the best pen pals this world has ever seen. I will continue to go to school while he's gone (beginning my junior year), residing in our new apartment in Rexburg (we will be moving around the end of July). Jeff has chosen to pursue the military job of Field Artillery Advanced Tactical Data Systems Specialist (his major is Computer Information Technology, so this fits in well with his major). Doesn't he look handsome in his uniform?

My man, what a stud :)

1 comment:

  1. And you know I'll just be a phone call away the whole time he is gone! You are so amazing Whit! I sure love you both!