We are at a little over 2 months before we ship Paul off to boot camp. I am really excited and feeling at ease. I didn’t think I would be. What most people don’t realize is that you have someone to communicate with the whole way through. We have a lovely FIC counselor. Her name is Cindy. Can I just tell you she is amazing at her job.
Some of the questions we have asked her
-resources for children she sent a ton that I don’t even know where to begin lol.
-information about understanding the pay and entitlements. Sent a bunch of links again
-sent me information for a spouse forum and people to talk with
-sent us chat links to meet up with other families who will be doing Paul’s Mos (job)
This is the first descion we have made that we feel so at ease with. This is the right thing for our family. I can ask her the most complicated questions to the easiest that just needed different wording to understand. Like the military talk. Holy smokes trying to get all the lingo down.
Paul and I have talked about how all jobs should have a liaison that you should get to talk to and answer questions. Don’t get me wrong we have the fear of deployment and not knowing where we are getting stationed. That is the normal military life. We have plans in place for the kids. While he is in bct we will be getting things ready back home for our move.
For the bct graduation I will fly out for the weekend and the kids will be in trusted hands. For his ait graduation I will be driving to him and surprising him with the boys. He still thinks it is just me. Nope. I am working on getting my mom down to drive up there with me.
What I didn’t know is that when he signed up apparently I get classes I have to do as well. Will have to print a certificate of completion. Not really what I wanted to do but have learned so much about housing, mos, financial stuff, services available to us. We are completing those. He has some too and then he will do his final pt and will be able to go in as a higher rank. This will be nice for us.
So yes we are at ease and comfortable. It still seems so far off for him to leave.