Yes sir, no sir, never sir. Maybe sir?   Leave a comment

Yes sir, no sir, never sir. Maybe sir?

Yesterday, I said the first three of these phrases many many times. As I have mentioned in earlier posts, I was planning on enlisting in the United States Army. Well yesterday at about 10:30 am I took my oath of service and I am officially a member of the United States Army Reserves. My MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) is a health care specialist but I will mostly be referred to as a medic or a 68Whiskey.

I am excited but I will have to admit that it was slightly intimidating going to a hotel with about 20 other human beings from the ages of 17 to about 21 and knowing that the next day all of you will hopefully be enlisting or shipping off to boot camp. It didn’t help that the hotel was probably thee nicest hotel that I have ever been in and I felt a bit out of place in my athletic pants and t-shirt. Not to mention I was one out of two girls. I am thankful though because I got along extremely well with the other girl who also happened to be my roommate.

Through the whole think, I was excited and terrified at the same time. The army, even if it is just the reserves, is a big commitment and it is something that through a lot of prayerful consideration I have decided for my life. In this whole process. The quote above (the picture by the way is something I made on because well I wanted to make it a bit snazzy and it was the first quote picture maker that popped up on Google) had been popping into my mind throughout all of this bible passage: For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11). Neither of which I actually remembered in their entirety until I searched for them but I did know one thing. That no matter what my decision God has a plan for me and he will help me along the way.

-An extraordinary no one and a future soldier of the United States of America


Posted January 17, 2014 by Extraordinary Nothing in military

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