The hurry up and wait continues!! This time for Command Sponsorship. All 6 of us completed our medical appointments, our screening is finished, our 180 window to submit opened up and we FINALLY have confirmation that our request packet was received. Now we wait and pray and (try) not to stress about being approved to accompany our hero on an amazing adventure.
The unit has 30 days to respond back with a yay or nay, but really they can take as much time as they want (it is the Army after all).
The unknown. This is the hardest part about the military life, for me. You’d think after growing up as an Army BRAT, working as a contractor, and being with Ryan for the last almost 12 years that I’d be used to it! However, I still struggle with having little control over decisions like this and just trusting the process.
We prayed so very much for these orders. Very specific prayers and while God doesn’t always say “yes”, I believe Korea was definitely a “God thing” for so many reasons. Only He could have orchestrated these orders and I have to believe that He’s not going to just answer part of my prayers. However, the flesh in me is weak and there are all of those doubts that whisper “what if?” I have my moments, but mostly I have a peace about the whole situation and I know that God’s ways are best. Whatever the plan is, I know He is going to look out for us and lead us where and when He wants us to go.
For now, we pray and we wait…