We've known about these orders for a while. But as of today, the boys and I have officially been approved to accompany the soldier to Korea!
When the text came through a few months ago, "Babe, I have an assignment, it's Korea"
I just said "Okay"
and then I said "Okay"
and then I said "Holy Crap... Korea.... OKAY!"
Then the panic set in,
It wasn't "What if I get lost in a foreign country?"
It wasn't "What if I get homesick and miss my family?"
It wasn't even "What if they make me eat KIMCHI!"
*which is fried pickled cabbage for those of you not familiar with Korean ridiculousness.
I constantly started to worry...
"What if the Army doesn't let me go with him?"
It's been about three months and that worry is finally over.
I can't even begin to explain the relief I feel.
We will not be separated for a year.
and we will get to experience an amazing culture together and give our boys this amazing experience.
The details will all be worked out in the next few months but it looks like we will be heading that way around January/February 2015 and the tour will be for 2 years.
I do, however, know that we'll be living in Seoul (the capital of Korea).
This city is bigger than NYC and most likely, this little country bumpkin family of mine will be calling a big city high-rise apartment home for a while. Crazy.
Some military families dread orders to Korea, but I can say that we are honestly so excited!
This is one of the reasons we love military life.
We can't wait to arrive in the land of the morning calm. Hopefully they welcome us with open arms. and is it too much to ask for a place a girl can get a good american burger and beer? (: Thank goodness for the commissary.