The job.

13 Feb

Scotty was assigned his job!!! [Awhile ago, but I slacked on my blogging again.]

We felt as though we were waiting for ages but in reality it was only about 3 or 4 months. The not knowing made the time drag on and on. I’m a planner and not knowing what, or where we’re going, is somewhat of a stresser to me. Once we finally knew his job and when he would be leaving the not knowing the where we’re going after boot camp became less of a weight to bear. At least we know that we’re moving forward and have a start date. Scotty leaves for boot camp June 5th but we’ll take him to Denver June 4th. I’m hurting inside knowing these last 4 months are gonna fly, but my sadness is not overshadowed by how very proud of him I am.

As you know, we were hoping for Scott to be placed in an intelligence job. They were able to place him in one of his top 3 jobs. He will be an ISR operater. I’m still trying to get all the terms correct but this stands for Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, Operator. (Say that ten times fast!)

Scott is so thrilled to have this job and therefore I am also thrilled for the opportunity’s it will open for him. This job can be many different possibilities: he could be flying drones, up in an airplane spying on the enemy, or another position that is related. Either way I know he will truly enjoy it because it’s something God wanted him to do. We were a little bummed when we were told that his contract had to be increased to 6 years instead of 4. This will mean starting our family while in the military which is something I was always unsure of. As always though God has a plan and He wouldn’t have given us this path if He didn’t have a wonderful plan in store for us. The upside to the 6 years is that he will rank up more quickly at the beginning of his training giving him an extra boost in pay.

We still don’t know where we will be heading after Scott is done with his training but we have to be patient as we wait for the rest to be revealed. Sadly, patience is not one of my strong suits.

4 months, seems so unreal. I have to soak up every moment I have with him and cherish it, because while he’s in boot camp it will be all I have to hold onto. My heart will be aching but he’s doing it to make a better life for us and providing for our future. I find comfort that like everything else, it’s temporary.


4 Responses to “The job.”

  1. sarahgrace February 13, 2012 at 9:30 pm #

    Patience is something I wish I had cultivated much better BEFORE I had children. So see it as an opportunity to hone some parenting skills before the little ones arrive. ;-) (Of course, you don’t have to listen to me.) Congrats to your hubby on the job. He must be a pretty smart cookie!

  2. Lyssa February 14, 2012 at 11:49 am #

    Thanks Sarah! I think that’s great advice! ;]

  3. Ann Maloney February 14, 2012 at 12:33 pm #

    Alyssa and Scott too, I’m so glad that your trust is in the Lord!! He has GOOD things for you both! I’m so excited for you and I’m so very proud of you both!!! love , Mom

  4. Ann Maloney February 14, 2012 at 12:34 pm #

    Happy Valentine’s Day!!! Mom/Ann

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