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Saturday, June 12, 2010

The END but just the BEGINNING!

Friday was a BIG day for us, Mr. Jetplane graduated from flight school. It was the culmination of years of hard work...really hard, stressful work. I have said it before, and I'll say it again...I am so proud of this man that I lovingly call my husband.

If you would have told me 6 years ago when we met that I would be a military wife I would have laughed in your face. But here I am the wife of a guy that freaking flies in fighter jets....yeah I know, crazy stuff, right?

Its not like I need reminding but when I am at a military event I get overly emotional. Sitting in a room full of high ranking military personnel, listening to 'war stories', and receiving sage advice for our futures.... I can't help it, I CRY!

I cried during the prayer before eating....I cried as a retired general spoke about what we can expect....I cried when Mr was awaiting to graduate...I almost cried when they gave all the wives bouquets of flowers as a thank you.

Its a scary world out there folks and my hubby is going to Afghanistan, he's going to be flying in hostile air space and protecting the lives of the folks fighting on the ground. This ISN'T a movie, this is real life...this is going to be my life. Everything got "real" real last night...yes I'll admit that I might have been living in denial, but its kinda easy to do when you've been in training for almost 4 years.

But as this big, heavy door is closing, we're walking into a whole new world. We're heading to Idaho. We're heading to our 1st operational squadron. We're heading to our 1st deployment. We're heading into this new chapter of our lives excited and obviously a little nervous. But I know we can do it... But now onto more important things....Pictures!

Here is my hunky husband awaiting his graduation certificate. Sorry the lighting was horrible, luckily they had a photographer there.
He is receiving his certificate from the Squadron Commander. Here is the whole class....don't they look happy?
But don't worry folks it just wasn't all pomp and circumstance...there was free booze.... Here I am with a fellow wife and Crud team member. That's our trophy and picture behind us!

And with a lot of free booze and a big, blue, beautiful limo driven by a DD...you get pictures like this one...Congrats to all the guys and their families... We'll see you all again in Idaho, England, or back in the Shady J.... Once an Eagle!


Puttin' On The GRITS said...

Congratulations to him...and you! Here is to all of the adventures the two of you have coming up!

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

You cry, and I cry, wow you have been heading to this day a long time Mrs. Jetplane. Life is nothing but a series of challenges, this one behind you, you move on to the next. I am glad to hear you have that swell of pride that you are the wife of a fighter pilot. Come on, I am gonna give it to you, let's do it together.

How cool is that? Your husband rocks, and he's a fighter pilot.
Congratulations, Mrs Jetplane, good job well done!
You are going to make it just fine through Afghanistan. Your too tough to let them take you down. Enjoy every minute of this!

rebecca said...

I cry too.

Congrats to the Mr!

Uhm, and HELLO!? Your dress?

Running In Stilettos said...

I cry almost every time! I also tear up whenever the Nat'l Anthem is played, no matter where we are!

Congrats to both of you!

Ali said...

what an accomplishment! almost made me cry reading your post! congratulations!

Brittany said...

Congrats to the Mr on your next journey forward! And what a cute dress - love it.

It's Something Beautiful said...

This is so exciting! Tell him I say congrats :)

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PinkSass said...

I got all teary just reading this.

Congrats to him and you. :)

Hannah said...

Aww congrats!!!! Have a safe trip to Idaho!!! It FINALLY got warm yesterday-- yesss!

kjpugs said...

Congrats to your hubby!!!! I know what you mean about the "if you had told me XX years ago that I would be XX..." thing. This time is exciting and scary and I am so glad you share it with us!

And your dress? AMAZING!!!!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Congrats!! Love your dress!

Samma said...

Congratulations to you and your hubby. Such an exciting and scray time. I think the pomp and cricumstance (and booze) brings out my emotions, so I can imagine how tearful I would be in your shoes- pride, anticiaption, nerves, happiness and sadness all rolled together.

Chic Runner said...

This is so exciting and I'm so happy for you both! I have been following your journey for a while and I love reading about it and know you guys will do great in Idaho! <3

jlc said...

SO PROUD!!! You guys have been through SO much! Love you both!

The Adventures of Maverick & the Mrs. said...

Congratulations to you both for all of your recent accomplishments! You guys have been BUSY! That Nightline video you posted was awesome, and I was impressed at how accurately everything was represented. Your dress at his graduation was fantastic! You looked beautiful!

Dezzy Lou Where Are You said...

Aww looks like fun! You must be beaming with pride...

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