The stockings are sponsored by some very nice TLC Angels from Soldiers’ Angels. I filled them with three oranges, an aple, nuts and candy. That is what my mom always put into the Nikolaus bag for us so I thought it would be nice to have the same for our single Soldiers.
Q re-enlisted yesterday. First they wanted to do it before the Christmas Social but than they changed plans to do it during the Christmas social end everybody knew I was going to be recognized too but wouldn’t tell me. I did not know until the retention NCO said (he was sitting with us) that I would have to get up because they have a gift for me.
After the raffle and the first short speech the Battalion Commander called Q and I had to follow. So we were in front of the entire battalion including wives, some kids, civilians and waiters and they were all looking at us. The Battalion Commander swore Q into the Army and than he asked me to step forward. He introduced me to all these people as Q’s fiancee, that we’d get married soon and thanked me for all the support and that he hopes that I would keep on supporting him for many many many more years. I was so nervous, excited and thrilled that I barely got a word out.. Than he gave me a certificate of appreciation and shook my hand. Everybody applauded and congratulated us. So I have official order from the Batallion Commander himself.
The dress turned out great after it got altered. People walked up to me saying they’d love that dress. The colors are very festive and it is definitely an eye catcher especially since so many women wore black that night.
I think I am safe to say that his re-enlistment was special and very unique. Not everybody can say that he did it at the Christmas social in a castle in front of so many people. I am sure he will never forget that. I know I never will.
Something that really pisses me off is when people try to take advantage of me just because I am engaged to an American soldier. They assume that I have access to the PX and the Commissary. Yes we do go there but only when he needs something like a haircut or military clothing or when he is buying the food. We went there together to get the food for Thanksgiving dinner but that is a huuuge difference. Or I make him a list of what I am going to cook for him and his battle buddies and they go to the Commissary. I never make him buying anything there for myself but people assume I do. Now people ask me if I could bring them something and I have not heard from them in forever. That never even thought of me and now all of a sudden that the word is out that I am engaged to an American soldier they all want a frickin turkey or this and that ice cream. They are telling me that they had this or that friend in the Army who took them shopping and it sure wouldn’t be a problem if I took them shopping too.
HELLO???? This is not how it works. I know they all love American food but I don’t even know these people. They are co-workers or some kind of relatives that never really cared. They never even called me once. Not even to my birthday, new years or Christmas so why should I ask my fiancee if he can get them something from the commissary?
I am not going to make him do something that could get us into trouble! PERIOD!!!