80 days... Happy Holy Saturday friends!
When I started this series, we were at 112 days. I can’t believe we are now at 80 days until she returns to us - 26 days left until I can tap her out at graduation! This is the last day of WOT4. We begin WOT5 tomorrow on Easter Sunday.
Time is flying (Thank God). I have been keeping myself very occupied and busy during this time. However, no matter what I do or how busy I make myself, it doesn’t make me forget about my wife or the fact that she’s gone. It doesn’t make me miss her any less. I still think about her every second of every minute of every hour of every day. I still cry two of three times a day. Usually first thing in the morning and when I go to bed, and during the day if “Beautiful Crazy” comes on the radio.
As the time grows being away from her, it still gets more and more painful. But I find now I am just getting more acclimated to the pain. It lives with me now in her place. I have gotten used to its presence and it’s constant reminders of my loneliness without her.
As being the final day of WOT4, I wanted to focus on the M16. During WOT1, my wife was issued her training M16, taught to dissemble it, clean it, and assemble it. By now at WOT4, she should be proficient in it’s disassembly and re-assembly. She is tested and timed on this during WOT4. She has 2 minutes to disassembly and 2 minutes for assembly. However, most Trainee’s by now should be able to do these activities in 45 seconds or less.
I have also included a video here showing a Trainee being tested on his M16 training weapon before his superiors:
Thank you for taking the time to read this and for following this journey with me. I appreciate everyone’s support of my wife and my family.
Until tomorrow... #ProudAFHusband #USAF #BMT #LacklandAFB #321TRS #FLT394 #Warthogs #WOT4 #M16 #HerWingman