Even though I am wanting to take a nap right now while Mila is napping, I felt I should take a moment and let my husband know how proud I am of him. I also wanted to document this event since it was a pretty big deal.
Being new to the Air Force, we are trying to learn the ins and outs as quickly as possible, but often times I feel we learn things a bit too late. Luckily, it's not all in vain, since we are able to pass along advice to a few of our friends who are a few months behind Chase in the JAG program. Before today, I didn't realize how big a deal Chase's promotion from 1st Lieutenant to Captain was. Chase isn't one to want to be doted on or have a spotlight placed upon him, and so he often down plays things. However, after attending the ceremony today, I realize this is a big deal. I am so glad I was able to be at this ceremony and hear his SJA talk highly of all Chase's accomplishments in the 3 short months we've been here. It was also fun to pin on his ranking. I felt like my mom when she'd pin stuff on my brothers in Boy Scouts, ha ha. I only regret not making our family more aware of this event. I think it would have meant a lot to Chase. Although, with all the empty chairs beside me that are reserved for family, Mila was able to sit in her own chair, which was pretty adorable to watch. She also knew to put her hand on her heart for the National Anthem...melts my heart every time.
Hopefully there will be other promotions--at this point we're planning on sticking with the military for awhile. However, the next promotion won't be for another 5 years probably. Thank goodness because throwing the traditional promotion party can be stressful. I'm definitely glad that's over with. We provided a luncheon complete with Texas BBQ from a local BBQ joint and a large sheet cake (thank you Costco).
Some of his coworkers were encouraging us to cut the cake together like it was our wedding day or something...awkward. We just had Chase cut it.
Mila was pretty stoked about having cake.
Congratulations Chase! We sure are proud of you! Keep up the hard work.