Earlier this week I asked John about an anniversary coming up. I knew soon he would be celebrating his three year mark in the Air Force. I couldn't remember if it was May 1st or the 3rd. So I just asked him the general question... "so there's an anniversary coming?!" Turns out it was the 3rd - tomorrow!
Air Force Ball 2012
I knew he would be very excited about this particular anniversary because it not only marks three years, it also mean getting a raise, moving out of the dorms and beginning to start the most normal life the Air Force has to offer. Although I knew he wouldn't forget this date, I had secretly hoped he would be clueless about what I was talking about and I could impress him with remembering about his anniversary. No such luck, but that's alright.
Couldn't wait to show me his 3rd stripe
But really, I am so happy for him. When we are together and something about the flight line, a favorite Sergeant or the creepy haunted plane comes up you can see his face light up. He then proceeds to talk in what I believe is a foreign language for what seems like an eternity.
I am so proud of him and all that he does. I love being able to support his dreams and encourage him to keep following them... hopefully all the way to officers school. So cheers to three years and here's to the next seventeen!
Flight Line March 2014