Five more years

Monday, January 14, 2013

Last week, Max reenlisted for five more years in the Marine Corps.  He has been a Radio Operator for the last 3.5 years, but about a year ago, started talking about changing jobs within the Corps - so he set about applying for, and ended up getting, the job he really wanted!  

We are very excited, and I know he is really happy with how things have worked out.  It'll mean a lot of training ahead for him - and with that, means some big changes coming up for our family (that I'll share as soon as WE know what they are!) - but we are eager for the adventure that lies ahead of us.  
Eliana, Ezra, and I got to go watch the reenlistment, which was very exciting - to finally see Daddy at work was a big deal to the kids!  They did great, although I may have bribed them with tootsie roll pops, ha ha!   
It's funny, because if you would have asked Max 3 years ago, if he would want to reenlist when the time came, he would have definitively told you no.  But over the last few years, and especially after his deployment, he has changed and learned a lot - and what he would tell you, is that as he has learned more, he has also realized how much he doesn't know, and wants to learn!  

And so about a year ago, when he randomly mentioned that he might want to stay in the Marine Corps for 20+ years, I was a little surprised, but quickly realized how fitting it would be for him.  He loves what he does, and is good at it.  I might be bragging on him, but I am incredibly proud of the hard work Max does and puts in.  I see him thriving and loving what he does, and it makes me happy to see him so happy.

Here's to another five years of Marine Corps life!  Ooorah!

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8 comments

  1. My husband is the same way! Now that he has picked up rank and more respect he is really enjoying it. Stay active as long as you can stand it. There are no jobs in the civilian world. My husband just sent his package to headquarters to switch from reserves to active because he has been out of college for 6 months and hasn't found a job. Congratulations to your family!!!

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  2. Congrats and welcome to the club of "im not sure but we think retirement looks good via USMC"! We're down to 5 years until retirement and it's been SO worth it!

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  3. Congratulations! I love the picture of y'all and your two "big" kids! :)

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  4. Hi Kaylee! Hopped over from Kerubo Mama and had to say hi! I think little Ezra might be just slightly older than my Drew! Anyway, congrats to your husband on finding something that he loves to do and you have an adorable family! Hope you'll stop by and follow back!

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