Five more yearsMonday, 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!