I know, I know, this post has been a long time coming. Upon Eric's return, Aidan and I have been so greedy that we didn't want to share any of our time with anybody. Whenever Daddy had to leave us, we just moped all day long, wishing he would come back soon.
Ok, well, maybe a little moping.
Anyway, there have been a ton of changes and surprises since Eric's homecoming, and while I wish I had taken the time to continually blog about it, I kinda just revelled in it all. Sometimes I panicked and stressed, but overall, it was glorious.
Upon return from our cruise, I got pretty serious about getting involved with our particular troop's FRG (family readiness group). Very simply put, its the social aspect of the troop where the families have opportunities to connect. I started to get involved as just a member, but Eric and I found out some verrrrryyyyy interesting news. He was to become COMMANDER of his troop.
This does not happen. Not to a 1st lieutenant. Ok, so it happens extremely rarely.
The troop's current commander was leaving, and until they found a replacement, Eric was next in line to take over. So this is step up for him, but not necessarily permament. He does not get a raise (bummer) or a new rank. Just a whole lot more work and responsibility (boo).
As the commander's wife, I am leader of the FRG. Tada! So after not being involved at all, and just beginning to be involved, I am now steering this thing. Oy vey. Anyway, I have been super busy trying to learn the ins and outs of the troop, the frg, who is who, who does what, and all that fun stuff.It's been tough, it's been stressful, it's been terrifying. Beyond all that, though, I'm excited to get my hands dirty and be so involved with this. I get to plan events- thanks God! :)
Speaking of events, this morning was Eric's change of command ceremony. Even though the command is temporary, they had a whole ceremony and reception shindig which was again, terrifying but a blast. I don't know when I've been prouder - watching my husband step up and take command of over 100 troops is truly incredible. I truly believes he deserves this, can do this job well, and glorify God in this whole thing. As well as glorify the 82nd Airborne. But God first of course :)
Anyway, pictures were taken of the event, but we do not yet have them all. We hosted a small reception afterwards to the guests and troops- I had a blast doing it. Just some fruits and veggies and a cupcake cake (which, by the way, is my new favorite thing) with some drinks. Yum. I will post those pictures soon for you all to enjoy with some explanations. Promise.
Uh, will someone hold me to that promise, please?