It’s crazy to think that my husband is officially retired from the United States Navy after 21 years of dedicated service. I met him around year six of being in and I remember how much he wanted to get out and after we were serious and then engaged and then married, that wanting to get out turned into wanting to provide for his new family.
I can’t even count the number of days he has been away from his family and the number of times his work HAD to come before us. That was hard for me to understand at first but then as our marriage matured I began to see why he did what he did – it was always for our family. It was an honor to be an active duty spouse and I wouldn’t trade any of it for anything!
This past Friday was his retirement ceremony and it was absolutely perfect in every way. I cried like a baby almost the entire time as I watched my husband begin to take it all in. He is officially on the other side of this thing and I can’t wait to see where God takes him and our family next.
Thank you to everyone that came out to celebrate him! It truly was an amazing day!