That's right, everyone! Ben enlisted in the Army Reserves! Before you start asking yourselves, "What was he thinking!?" Let us explain! We are trying to make our lives on our own. No help from rich relatives, no scholarships, no bumming off anyone. Ben has worked full-time our whole marriage and full-time/ part-time college at the same time. He has worked his butt off so I could be home with the boys. We have gotten to a point where school is so hard, that work is killing his grades. And the student loans we have had to take out are eating us alive!
This was not a choice we made lightly. Much prayer, fasting, research, and more prayer went into this decision. Because of Ben's grades, college credits, bilingual status, and Eagle Scout, he is able to join with a couple promotions already under his belt. And Because he scored so high on the Military aptitude test (ASVAB) he qualified to do what he was meant to do: Engineer. So there you go, my man is going to be an engineer in the Army! So say goodbye to that sexy facial hair! And HELLO to sexy uniform!
When he comes home from his training (6 1/2 months for an engineer) he will be able to finish college along with the ROTC and graduate with his electrical engineering degree and earn his commission too (2nd Lieutenant). We will have some money, and all our student loans will be paid off by the Army!
Oh, and did I mention he is leaving in less than 2 weeks? June 22 is the big day. Don't worry about me, I am one tough cookie! Just means more adventures with the boys to blog about, LOL.
I am so proud of my Ben! There is no one else I would want more protecting my country!
So wish him luck!
Note: Ben will write 2 more "Daddy Saturdays" before he is off. Meanwhile, I will fill in with "Daddy Saturday Updates" and let everyone know how he is doing and maybe share a funny story or two about Ben's new adventures. I bet there will be a lot! I mean, it is boot camp! Right?