If you follow me on twitter, you know that last night was a big night for us.
It was Aaron's RedLeg Social.
In other words, all the guys in his unit [& their significant others] got together, had dinner, and found out their next duty stations.
I've been thinking about it since last week!
On our 'wishlist' we put:
Ft. Carson, CO
Ft. Bragg, NC
Ft. Campbell, KY
Ft. Stewart, GA
I was getting so excited thinking that we'd be closer to home, or in a more interesting place!
We got to the Patriot's Club around 6, & everyone was just waiting around to be let into the main hall.
Everyone else's nervousness/jitters seemed to calm me down, which was weirdly unexpected.
They finally started letting people in, and I got so confused. Everyone raced to the area where they had everyone's place settings displayed. We found out we were sitting at table 12. When we got to table 12, there was a plaque stating our new duty station.
Ft. Sill, OK
When Aaron told me, I just stood there, shocked.
I felt like I had been slapped in the face & I had to try really, really hard not to cry in a room of 150+ people.
"Are you sure?"
"Is this a joke?"
"No, this is the Army."
Don't get me wrong, I like it here for the most part. But I always looked at moving here to be a brief trip. We weren't expecting to be here longer than 6 months. I know I need to get used to this, but this is just how I feel right now. I know I'll get over this in a few days & be okay with it all. I know that no matter where we live, I will make the best of it for myself & my family.