And the saga continues....
Let me preface this that I try my best not to bash the Army on my blog. After all, they are my husband's employer. He works for them; I don't. I don't usually feel it's my place to air the laundry concerning Army issues on my blog. However, there are some times when the Army affects MY life so much that I need to talk about it partly for my own sanity and also to let people know what's going on in my life.
So to the issue. Do you recall how bitter I've been recently about our cancelled move? I may not have liked it, but I'd come to accept it. Well, last week Pat got tentative orders for that move from his branch. He immediately called them to inquire because he has been told he is "stop moved" and cannot move on. Branch told Pat that they know about the request to keep Pat here, but they still plan on moving him.
I don't know if you can imagine the absolute elation Pat and I felt knowing that our dream assignment might actually work out. We were flying high until Pat's LTC tells him that his unit plans on trying to get his orders deleted. It is extremely disheartening to have the people you work with/for working against you. Pat was devastated (and so was I). Another call to branch tells Pat that they do not plan to delete his orders, and it will have to come from way up above for that to happen. And again, we begin to feel a little comfort and joy about the idea that we may get what we want.
And then today we hear that the fight will be brought to a two-star general to fight with Army Human Resources. (I am not sure if this is true or will happen.) I can not adequately explain my feelings on this whole ordeal. I guess I could say it is a combination of annoying, worrisome, frustrating, comical, and so much more.
This situation is most of all stressful. If it works out in our favor, we will be PCSing before our baby is born. We need to sell our house in order to move. We are running out of time. If it doesn't work out for us, I'm not sure what we do in the future. We will be heartbroken because this is not an assignment Pat can do later. We had finally come to terms with losing it, but now I feel like we could lose it twice.
So that's where I'm at and what is going on here. I'm not sure when I'll know more, but I really do hope and pray that this will end in the way I desire. I'll let you know how it turns out when I know. It wouldn't hurt if you could cross your fingers for us ;)