So Proud of My Marine

12.21.2012

I mentioned last month that we got some pretty awesome news and I've been bursting at the seams to share! But things change so quickly in the Marine Corps, Jesse asked me to wait until the official message came out before telling the world. So I've been sitting here for almost a month on pins and needles just waiting and waiting (not so patiently!) Well, yesterday it was finally made official and I can share our exciting news.

Jesse has been selected for meritorious promotion to the next rank!!! I can't even begin to explain what a huge accomplishment this is for him and what a blessing it is for our family!

I know many of you are not affiliated with the military so I don't want to get too technical with it all but meritorious promotion is basically when a Marine is nominated to compete against other Marines to be promoted to the next rank earlier than normal.  Marines are nominated in recognition of exceptional leadership and performance. There are around 25 Marines per year in the entire Marine Corps (and only two in the program that Jesse is currently in) that are meritoriously promoted to this rank. It's an amazing honor and I am just so proud of my favorite Marine. :)

By being selected for this special promotion, Jesse is being promoted at least 1-2 years earlier than he would have normally.

This is huge for his career and should make our transition back to life in the States a little bit easier. It also most likely means that I will be able to continue to stay home with Emerson, which is a blessing beyond words.

The craziest part of it all is that there's a good possibility that our orders could change! Yep, that's right! We've been sitting here in limbo for a month waiting to see if we are still headed to California. At this point it looks like things will stay the same, but we are hoping to know for sure in the next few week or so. Y'all know that it is driving me absolutely crazy but I'm so thankful for the reason behind it!

So please forgive for bragging on my guy just a little bit! I have never been more proud and I'm so honored that I have been able to stand beside him as he has advanced in the Marine Corps over the last 11.5 years. I tearfully sent him off to boot camp and attended his graduation in 2001 and now I'll be celebrating with him as he pins on his new rank at the beginning of 2013.


Krissy said...

Congratulations!!!! (Your husband told my husband last week so I was busting at the seams to say that!!!)

Rebekah said...

Congratulations! That is so wonderful!

Anna TTIL said...

This is awesome! Congratulations!

Mateya said...

That is awesome!!! Congrats to you all!

Lyndsey said...

Congrats to all of you! That is awesome news!!! And what a great blessing to know you can still stay home with E!

Natalie said...

Awesome! Congrats to Jesse!!

Joeylee said...

Congrats to Jesse. That's awesome

Paula Lynch said...

Congratulations Jesse, so proud of you. What an assume husband and father you are to Tami and
E.

We love you all

Emily Powell said...

Wow! That's awesome!

April said...

Congratulations! Thank you for your service to our country!

Erica @ Mi Todo said...

That's awesome!!! My husband had made it to the board right before the selection but didn't get it. :(

Megan said...

Congratulations- what an honor!

cait said...

I am so excited for you all!!! CONGRATS to your hubby- I know how much this means to you also to be able to stay him with E!! Merry early Christmas, for sure! ;)

Beth Ann said...

This is awesome! Congrats, guys! Being able to stay home with E?! Answered prayer! God is SO good!

Kit said...

THis is awesome. I know you were busting at the seams to share this great news. I am so happy for you and your little family.

Kate @ Daffodils said...

congrats, that is awesome!

Kelli Kegley said...

This is so awesome!!! Congratulations, Jesse! This post made me tear up a little...nothing sweeter than a wife giving her husband recognition!!!

Anna & Kirby said...

Yay!! Brag all you want...that's something to be proud of!

Andrea @ Life in Dawleywood said...

congratulations to Jesse and your family! This is such great news! And if means you can stay home with E that is such a huge blessing!

Christine said...

What an amazing honor!!! Congratulations to you and Jesse!!!

ajs {of MN} said...

forgive me for not knowing the meaning of this promotion but by the way you write about it- it has to be something grand!! SOO... congrats to your hubby, i can't wait to hear where you will be moving or if you will be staying! i hope you get back to the states.

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