He made it! Last week, Rob officially graduated from The Basic School in the top 5% of his class!!! This is a HUGE accomplishment and means that he is officially career designated. Rob worked so hard during TBS and that dedication truly paid off. I am so proud of him!
Graduation was so bittersweet because while we were so excited and proud, we also knew this meant the end of a chapter. This meant saying goodbye to the wonderful people who went from strangers to lifelong friends in a mere six months. I can't explain the quick connection that you make with people at The Basic School. You just meet people that you have so much in common with and who just "get it" because they are going through the exact same thing (Hello, 1 am "Have you heard from him yet?" texts after FEXs) Of course I shed a few tears but I really am lucky to have met people so hard to leave. Thank goodness for a small Marine Corps - I know our paths will cross again soon!
On a happier note, after graduation Rob and I went to Capital Ale House to celebrate with both of our families. It was the perfect way to celebrate graduation and spend time all together for our last night in VA!
TBS - It's been great. Thanks for the snow days, horse races, DC trips, and Paddy's nights. Oh, and since you gave me such wonderful friends to keep me sane, I guess I will forgive you for stealing my husband away all those nights!