2009-01-13

The FRG and a little outdated addition

Well, I have two weeks before I hand over the reigns of the FRG (family readiness group) leader position. On the first day after block leave, this past Monday, I made the dreaded call to our company commander to let him know that I was ready to hand over the position as of February 1st. Turned out that the call wasn't so bad since he was already expecting me to resign because Rob will likely be moving to a different company after he gets back from the Instructor Pilot school (he's leaving in February). Phew! I'm so glad to have that phone call out of the way. Last night I emailed all of the families in the company to inform them of the changes. As I typed, I held back tears. Despite having never met some of the family members, I really feel as though I've know these people for years. I am more than ready to be finished with all of the regulations and restrictions, especially since Rob has to deal with more than enough for both of us at times. Yet, I will miss being the 'go to' person for so many supportive and kind people.


To end on a bright note as an FRG leader, and as a testament to the kindness of our families, I was recently named 'Volunteer of the Quarter' for our battalion. I don't feel worthy of this award and I feel awkward writing about it here. I have no idea who or how many people are responsible, but I wish to offer my sincerest gratitude for the honor. Thank you so very much!



Here's the outdated side of this post:


I have recently been asked how or if we decorated the house for Rob when he came home from Iraq. As with any large occasion, I tend to have high aspirations and don't have enough time to fit in all the details that paint the pictures in my head. Other than trying to make M and myself look as cute as possible, I freehand painted a twin size sheet and had Rob's mom and M write little messages below the painted design. I stayed up wayyyyy too late painting for two (maybe it was three) nights and trying to make sure that I wouldn't have any other preparations other than dressing M and myself on the big day.
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1 comment:

  1. Congrats, you are worthy and well deserving volunteer! Love you and miss you all!

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