Today is a milestone for Pat, but since we are connected to this Army life together, I feel like I can celebrate this milestone too. I normally do not like to share such personal information, but I feel that this is an event that I want to mark with a post of congratulations to my husband. After 3 years of patiently waiting, Pat is finally taking command of his battery. I am beyond proud of Pat and all the hard work he has put in to get to this point in his career. While it was sometimes frustrating the way our luck went going to units that were full of more senior Captains already waiting in the queue for command, I feel like everything has worked out the way it was supposed to. Every step of the journey has helped better prepare Pat for this challenge. All the extra time he spent waiting, he learned new jobs and filled many different roles. It seems like it was a blessing that he was able to have such a well rounded experience.
It's nice to not be waiting for this step in his career path anymore, but it is also nerve wracking knowing he has so much responsibility. I feel like this is the first step to the next chapter of our Army life, and I cannot wait for all that this next chapter brings.
Pat, if you are reading this, congratulations! I am so proud of you, and I know you will accomplish amazing things. You are an incredible leader. Your are our hero, and I am so thankful to be able to stand beside you on this journey. I love you and cannot wait for you to come home to us.