I was sewing my honey's new insignias on his uniforms. I was thinking of how INCREDIBLY proud of my husband I am. I don't mention it often enough, but MY HUSBAND ROCKS!!
When we first met, we were both a couple of punky kids in high school with our whole lives ahead of us. We were both 17 (he turned 18 a couple of months later) when we met. We went to a party and one of my friends who was totally drunk, lost her lunch on the side of his car. Well, he didn't run! He stayed, our relationship bloomed into a fun partnership. We have been a couple for over 23 years, and I just thank God every day for what He's given us.
Sure, we have had our share of ups and downs. I remember one time, when we lived on Kodiak, we got into a fight (one of many), and we were driving along the road. I stopped the car, and got out. The nice guy that he is, he hopped into the driver's seat and left me there to walk home! Boy, was I mad, but we survived! Another Kodiak fight, I packed up my stuff and I WAS GOING TO LEAVE! I drove off, late at night, and couldn't go anywhere. Kodiak is an ISLAND, you can't go anywhere. I drove around for a few hours, stopped at a friends house, then, defeated, went back home. It makes me laugh now, and I'm happy we went through those times so we could get to where we are.
I was sewing on his new Warrant Officer 4 insignias because he just got promoted as of June 1. He is as high up as he can go without going to the regular Officer ranks. He has done so well in his career (with a little help from his wife, but mostly because he's good at what he does). He has provided for his family more than we could want (well, I'm sure we could WANT more, but we have so much more than we even need). I totally appreciate his drive to succeed. Sometimes, he gets on my last nerve and I want to beat him with a stick, but for the most part, I just love him. Plain and simple. I could never have dreamed that I would have such a great life. We have our wonderful chicks who are really great kids, a roof over our heads and food in our tummies. I have my van (you all know the unhealthy love for my Baby that I have. :)), I have boxes and drawers full of fabric. We are all healthy, except Anisa and I have colds right now, but they're fading.
I just feel very blessed, and I needed to say that I LOVE MY HUSBAND!!! :)