It dawned on me last week that I could get my military spouse i.d in my hometown before I make the big move to Alaska. And because I know I’m going to be a teeny bit stressed throughout that process, I decided to head over to the National Guard office (not too far from my house). After forty-five minutes of waiting, and fifteen of processing, I walked out with my first tangible form of proof to being married to an Army soldier. Pretty neat actually.
Since the wedding, I haven’t been feeling very connected to Uncle Sam. Ethan put me into DEERS as soon as he could after he returned from March’s field training (Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System). Ever since, we’ve been waiting for command sponsorship; my paperwork has been shuffled through many hands and offices on base, leaving me mostly confused as to where I stand right now.
My new little card, though, tells me I exist within the military world! It will get me on base with more ease than my previous visits (for his basic and AIT graduations), and I’ll even get a few discounts here and there. Most importantly, it is another step toward being with Ethan…and really, what could be better than that.
(Last night, some major progress happened!! Ethan found us an apartment and I booked my flight–more steps toward the big move!!)