So Thursday was the Company Casing Ceremony, which was incredibly bitter sweet. I am so proud of my husband and what he has been called to do. He is serving his country and ensuring that all Americans maintain their freedom and the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. As proud as I am of him though, this ceremony signified what is inevitably coming – a LONG year apart.
I know that God has put this in our path for a reason and that both Chris and I were grow through this year. He into an exemplary leader – even more so than I think he already is – and me in my independence and ability to just let go.
I worry about him and his safety and the safety of all his men. I have come to known many of his soldiers and I know they are like family to him and therefore they are my family too.
Time seems to be on fast forward and even when I try to take a second and press ‘pause’ it just doesn’t work. The only thing I can pray is that the fast forward feature will still be active while he is gone.
Anyways, here are some pictures from the Casing Ceremony (some are courtesy of the beautiful Laura C.!)