white phase begins

8:11:00 PM Jaclyn Armstrong 0 Comments

It's been a while since my last post... since then Nick has completed Red Phase and has been promoted to squad sergeant. He's now in charge of 12 men in his platoon, and has a lot more responsibility. Only a few guys out of 54 were given leadership positions. I'm so proud of him and everything he's accomplished.
In other good news, I get to see him in 37 days! At the end of basic training (the 1st 9 weeks) the base holds a family day weekend and the soldiers are given a 3 day off-post pass. I have already booked our hotel and scheduled the dogs to be boarded! Luckily his leave falls on Memorial Day weekend so I will be able to stay for the full 3 days without missing any classes. I can't wait to see him... I dream about it every night. I know I will have butterflies in my stomach for the entire 5 hour drive to Columbus.
I don't cry as often these days, but I still miss him like crazy. I will never get used to not having him around. The nights are still lonely, and the days seem to go by slower and slower. 70 more days until he comes home...

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