on saying goodbye

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

It was a hard decision. I think it was the decision that had to be made though. Just last week my husband said good-bye to the Army reserves. We really struggled with making the decision, just because of insurance and how much my husband loves the army. But in all honesty I really think He made the best choice.
His unit was set to mobilize early in the new year and even though he felt a little guilt for not going with them, I can't say I'm sad, one single bit. He would have been in Cuba and working the prison at Guantanamo bay
While he was gone doing his pre-deployment training, he kept telling me he really felt like this wasn't a good decision and that he didn't want to go with this unit. They had a LOT of issues and honestly the leadership was really poor.  Unfortunately that happens sometimes. So, we prayed a lot about it and he didn't extend.
Overall, I feel sad for him, just because he is sad to move on from this season, but I'm happy that we can actually be together for a bit. He has been applying for a ton of jobs in the civilian world, and I'm hopeful with his degree and his experience, he will find something great!
I will tell you the craziest thing ever- my husband has really been looking into the police department here in our town. I really was trying to talk him out of that, it was hard on him in the past and also the climate for officers is really terrible right now. But back to the craziness, after looking at the pay, no JOKE, my husband would only make twelve CENTS an hour more than he makes now doing maintenance work. Y'all. That is a big hell no in my book. maintenance work vs. getting shot at? umm just no.  So, as of right now the pd is out and we are continuing to look.
Please say a prayer for us and this new chapter!



17 comments:

  1. I hope things work out for you guys soon! Yeah, I do not want Military Husband on the police force when he retires...at least here. They don't pay crap!

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    1. Yeah, definitely not what they are worth! Ridiculous! ;(

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  2. I don't blame you for not wanting him on the PD, especially right now.

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  3. I just discovered your blog - many prayers as you embark on your next adventure. Sometimes you just have to follow your gut!

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    1. Karen, Thanks so much for stopping by! xoxo

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  4. Always follow your gut and I know something will work out for him in the civilian world! In the meantime, prayers to you & your family xx

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    1. thanks Julie! I appreciate them so much :)

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  5. Wow, sounds like a lot of big changes coming up for you guys! Keeping you in my prayers!

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  6. Lots of changes! Hope everything works out in your favor.
    And that's crazy.. pay here in So Cal for Police is very nice. Like veerrrrry.

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  7. Lots of prayers for your family!!

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    1. thanks girl, we totally appreciate them!

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  8. I think following your gut here is a great idea... good luck! :)

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