Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Almost Done

We have been out processing from the Army for the last two days. I've never seen so much paperwork. On top of trying to get all the signatures and the forms we are also packing up our room. Yesterday was nonstop from 7:45 am till 1:30 am. We got a few hours of sleep and we're right back to it today.

Even though we're packing and today is our last day on post it doesn't really feel real. It's almost like we are just going home for leave again and in a few weeks we'll be back. J.R. is wearing his ACU uniform today for the last time. It's bittersweet. We are both happy to be done with the military life. The paperwork, the red tape, all of it is exhausting. At the same time we've given so much to the military in the last two years and there have been a lot of good moments. It will be hard to walk away from this lifestyle (never thought I'd say that).

I'm dreading this afternoon. Saying goodbye is not something I like to do. I'm thinking it's a day for waterproof mascara.

My laundry is calling me. So is the shower. So much to do and so little time to do it all in.


Tracy said...

I can understand how it is bittersweet. I hope things go smoothly and you are home relaxing soon!

Biermann said...

Have a safe trip home!

Anonymous said...

Hope the remaining time goes smoothly.
Have a safe trip back home.
Cathy B

Butterfly Wife said...

Just want to let you know that I am thinking about you. Best wishes to you and your family.

Jungle Mom said...

I pray all goes well for both of you in your new life. changes are scary, but often bring better things.