We’re rejoicing in SmithLand today.

The foreign wing of SmithLand (Craig) alerted the domestic office (me!) of some most excellent news. News worthy of shouting from the rooftops. IF our rooftop wasn’t so far from the ground, that is.

Craig made the CW3 promotion list!

Excuse the exorbitant amount of exclamation points, please. Normally I maintain impeccable control over the excessive use of exclamation points, but this is most certainly exclamation point worthy news.
The date in which he’ll pin on (velcro on, more accurately) his new rank, is still unknown. There are nearly 700 people on the list and they have a year to clear the list; Craig is #99. Hopefully the wait won’t be too long.

Oddly enough, Craig’s last promotion occurred when he was deployed. Ah, the bright spot amidst the lack of sleep, 14 hour work days, 7 days a week. Kind of makes it all worth while. Right?


Of course, with Craig being so far away, Caroline and I will not be able to witness the big event. Come to think of it, I’ve only been to one of Craig’s many promotion ceremonies. Way back in 2001, I was able to attend his promotion to staff sergeant; that’s when baby Caroline was still cooking away in my belly. Wow, that seems like forever ago.
Oh well.
We may not get to see the promotion in person and eat promotion cake, but we’ll make the best of it. And by “make the best of it” I mean that I’m already making plans for the pay raise that comes with the promotion.

If you only knew how happy this makes me….

Congratulations, Craig! We’re proud of you!!

PS–congratulations to my friend Mandy and her husband, Steve, who also made the list.

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