Thursday, November 13, 2008
Thank you all so much for you comments and prayers. They have all worked, and definitely strengthened my faith and testimony. For the last two days Richard and I have been processing and clearing. He went to work on Wednesday and they gave him the NEWS. He is getting out but it's a good thing. His last official day of having to show up for work is next friday, but he was approved for Terminal Leave (for those not familiar with the military, that means all the leave days that he accrued throughout his military career, he gets to take at the end of his career and still get paid) for thirty days after that, so we will still get paid until Dec 21 and we will be able to stay here in Alaska and have the baby. Because he is getting out honorably we will still have health insurance for 180 days after that (thank goodness) and they are going to pay for us to fly home and ship all of our household goods as well as our car. I could not ask for more than that. WE got everything we asked for. I am so grateful and humbled. It will be so nice to have Richard home for the next month to be around for Jackson. I am very lucky in that aspect, I know that a lot of men don't get paternity leave when their babies are born so I am truly grateful for that. So for now we will still live in Alaska but come Dec 21 (right in time for christmas) we will be in South carolina. YAY!!!! Much love to all of you. And good luck Trina, your family is in our prayers. I can't wait for the day when you get your husband back for good.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
So an update to my last blog. Richard went to work on thursday and he was told he needed to go take care of some paperwork. Well little did he know that the paperwork was part of his getting out of the army. The next thing he was told really made me freak out and cry for about 3 hours. Pretty much all of his paperwork is done and we are just waiting for his Sergeant Major to determine when he will sign the orders to let him get out completely. The catch is, as soon as he gets the orders we will have 7 days to finalize everything and get out. If you take a look at the numbers, we could be out of here in two weeks or sooner. I am completely 100% sure the Lord will take care of us and it will all work out but I am still scared. I am due in 30 days and I have to find a place to live in South Carolina, get everything settled, hopefully get the okay to fly out of here, get everything packed and make sure we still have health insurance. I talk to my mom everyday and she has assured me that the Lord only gives us what we can handle, so I am hoping the Lord knows if I can handle this or not. :) I really just hope and pray that all will fall into place quickly so we can be where we need to be and ready when Jackson decides to make his appearance. Thank you so much Kristin and Tenille for your comments and prayers. And to my wonderful mother who has been with me the whole way. I am truly grateful for your concerns and care. I will definitely keep you updated.