All i heard was "You made it, Ma'am" .... I started freaking out. Jumping up and down. Crying. All my hard work, all those nights staying up late doing homework, all my sweat... tears...all those months waiting to hear a yes or no... BAM. I made it. I just kept saying "I did it, I did it, I did it!!!!"
I told SFC Hill I'd have to call him back for the details once I calmed down. Jenn had to take over traffic for me... I was too hysterical.
TJ was deployed to Japan at the time... so it took me a little while to get ahold of him. I remember the phone call tho, all I could say still was "I did it, i did it, I did it!!" all awhile crying into the phone. i finally got out to him exactly what I had done.
I had become an officer.
The next day I went with SFC Golden and MAJ Valiquette to the recrutier's office to swear in and finalize all the paperwork. I had never been so proud of myself.
I didn't know that day exactly what my commission would mean to my life and to my family. I didn't know how hard I would have to work, that it was just the beginning of a long hard road ahead.
Since that day I've lost more than 30 lbs. I've graduated from BOLC down in San Antonio Texas. I became the XO for MAJ V at the 1984th. i was the OIC of home station AT. Got promoted to 1LT... And now I'm the Medical OIC for the deploy/redeploy station at Schofield Barracks Hawaii.
Shortly after returning home from 2 and a half months of BOLC, I've been sent away from my family again this time for a year. And it sucks. I'm so proud of all I've accomplished... but it all sucks at the same time.
I hope someday Corbin knows this is all for him. I hope someday he's proud of his mother... for all her sacrifices.