My Musings

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Shark Attack

Throughout the course of my Basic Training, there will several members of the cadre who were taking pictures of the various events that took place. We were unable to see these pictures during our trip through basic. Now, however, they are posted on the internet and I have been able to browse through them.

The picture attached to this blog is a photo of me on my first day at basic. They drove us in on busses and had us load our duffle bags on the front of us. We then took our laundry back and had to hold it above our heads. It was an annoying task. The Drill Sargeants ran back and forth screaming at us. One by one they would call our names and assign us to the platoon that we would be in. They would stop us all and "smoke" us (make us do pushups and stuff) and then they would tell us to load our stuff back up. This event is called "shark attack." It was a unique experience. I am excited that there is a picture of me in this event! You can see that I just dropped my belongings and am running off to be assigned to my platoon!


Friday, May 25, 2007

Graduation Day!

I am happy to announce that I graduated from Infantry Basic Training today. I will be able to post a bit more regularly once again. I am now 'back on the block!' Thanks everybody for your prayers and support. My wife and I appreciate all the prayers and comments while I was away. Thank You!


Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Update on Nicholas

It has been awhile so I thought that you all would like an update on Nicholas. He has finished with the first part of his training and is now in what is called AIT or Advanced Individual Training. He will finish with this and will have his graduation on May 25, 2007. His graduation is currently 23 days away and we are both looking forward to this day.

I was able to speak with him on the phone this past weekend and he is doing very well. He was positive and upbeat which is how he is every time I talk to him. I know several people that have been in the service and they all have said that Basic Training was the worst part of their training. My husband always talks about his training in a positive manner.

God is so good to us. I have been able to be an example to several of my co workers since Nicholas has been gone. They have come to me seeking advice and I was able to give them guidance from the Bible.

There will be several changes in our lives between now and July when Lord willing we will be together for awhile or until he would be sent somewhere that I was not able to go with him. While he continues with the next phase of his training after graduation I will be quitting my current job and volunteering at Circle C Baptist Ranch. This is a summer camp that is run by our local church and is located in Lancaster Kentucky. I am looking forward to serving Christ in this area this summer.

Please continue to pray for my husband as the days go by. He will be able to start updating the blog again soon. Which I know he is anxious to do.

Until Next Time


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