My husband re-enlisted today. Another 4 years. I know that for some my pride is a little odd, because I do complain about the way the military treats their own. But both G and I are quite patriotic, one of our favorite times in history was the Colonial and Revolutionary War period. So my anger towards the military stems not from a lack of pride, but in an overabundance of it at times, and the way these men and women are taken advantage of.
However, G is learning the politics slowly but surely. He's enjoyed being a more "in charge" role in Iraq. He's definitely found that he likes being a leader more than he thought he would. And we're hopeful that while these next 4 years will be busy (G will be working on finishing up a degree and beginning his masters along with possibly flight school), that they will be more enjoyable. He's made good connections and is looking forward to standing out a bit more.
After the 4 years, we're unsure where the road will take us. There are several options that I am sure we'll mull over plenty. For now I'm proud to be a military wife for another 4 years.