Tuesday, April 8, 2014

See You After Basic Training!

Leaving for Air Force Basic Training

This post begins my blog's radio silence for the next couple of months while I am away at Air Force Basic Training. I can't believe the day has finally come. I've been counting down now for months, and here it is. I'm so excited! 

One of the biggest questions I've gotten after joining the Air National Guard and when people find out that I have to spend 8.5-weeks in Texas for BMT is, "But what about your blog?!" And despite how much I dearly love this blog, I had to face the facts—I was going to have to take some time off. See, in BMT it's not like we get social media and computer time each day. No way, Jose. I won't even see a computer, write a text or even get to think about Instagramming for the entire 8.5-weeks I'm down there. So while I'm gone, I'm truly going to be living in the moment and this place is going to be quiet for a little while (though, as a preface—there will be two special posts that go up while I'm gone—so stay tuned!).

While I'm at Basic Training—though I truly have no idea what to expect—I've been told that I'll be able to call home on weeks 4 and 7, so you can bet that Daniel's will be the first (and probably only) number I am able to dial. I'll have the privilege of receiving letters from my closest family members and friends, and I hope I'll have a few moments to write a couple letters in return. It's so strange to think about leaving my husband—my best friend—for this period of time. We do everything together, you know? Being apart from him is the most challenging part of all of this for me, but I know it will help strengthen our marriage. There's not much that feels better than being able to fully trust your husband and know that he trusts you right back. It's so neat to have such a good friend and partner in him. I'm so lucky!

As for me, I can't wait to see the person who I will have become when I march across those parade grounds on graduation day. I know she's going to be a warrior—and I can't wait for my husband, his brother and my mom to tap me out on the other side. What a special moment that we'll all soon be able to share.

If any of you are interested in what I'll be going through for the next several weeks, go to YouTube and search for Air Force BMT. You'll see lots of yelling, lots of push-ups, and lots and lots of other trainees who are doing exactly the same things that I'll be doing day in and day out for the next few months. There are probably going to be those days when I'm thinking, "What did I get myself into?" but I tell you what, I'm so excited to experience each day, each obstacle, each push-up. Because when I come out on the other end, I'll be an American Airman... and what an honor that will be.

Thanks again for all your support & encouragement. See you all in June. ♥— Future Airman Aunie, over & out!

42 comments:

Aunie said...

Oh my goodness. Have fun!!!!! It's not easy but once you come back to the "real world" you just want to go back. Lol. It's really weird how it goes.



As for the person you will become, from my personal experience, it can only be a better improved version of who you currently are. I found that my foundation and personality was still the same but that I was a much better team player and that I knew my limits VERY well.


Enjoy it to the max!!

Aunie said...

So excited to hear how the next couple of months go for you, Aunie! Best of luck :)

Aunie said...

This is just so cool! We'll definitely miss you here at your blog while you're gone, but we'll be looking forward to updates from Airman Aunie when you return! Good luck, Aunie!! :)

Aunie said...

OMG!!!! My dream! Ahhh go rock it!!!!!!!!!

Aunie said...

Good luck!! I can't wait to hear all about it when you get back!! :)

Aunie said...

Good luck, Aunie!

Aunie said...

Many blessings, my love!!!

Aunie said...

Good luck! I'm sure you will do fantastically:D

Aunie said...

I will--that's the goal! Thanks so much!!!

/ / Annelise Rowe
www.auniesauce.com

Aunie said...

Thanks so much. Can't wait to bring some great stories back ;)

/ / Annelise Rowe
www.auniesauce.com

Aunie said...

Thanks so much, Halie. I miss you guys already. It's so crazy that it's finally here! Talk to you soon!!
/ / Annelise Rowe
www.auniesauce.com

Aunie said...

Thanks so much! I'll try my hardest!

/ / Annelise Rowe
www.auniesauce.com

Aunie said...

Thanks Vicki. Can't wait to bring some great stories back :)

/ / Annelise Rowe
www.auniesauce.com

Aunie said...

Can't wait to hear how it goes!

Aunie said...

Thanks Bre! Catch ya on the flip side lady :) ps, the other day when I saluted with my right hand, my left hand instinctively went up to my hip... So embarrassing. Cheerleaders for life!!
/ / Annelise Rowe
www.auniesauce.com

Aunie said...

Thanks, B! I appreciate that so much! I'll be back in no time!

/ / Annelise Rowe
www.auniesauce.com

Aunie said...

Crossing my fingers for that! Thanks Laina!

/ / Annelise Rowe
www.auniesauce.com

Aunie said...

Thank you, Vicki! Hope I don't bore you with BMT stories when I return :)
/ / Annelise Rowe
www.auniesauce.com

Aunie said...

Good luck!! One of my good friends left last week for Air National Guard BCT in Texas! It will be a wonderful experience for both of you! I can't wait to hear all about it on your blog when you get back!

Aunie said...

I've loved hearing about your journey and I can't wait to hear all about your experience when you get back! Good luck! I'm sure you'll do great!

Aunie said...

Best of luck to you!! You are going to do great!!! Can't wait to hear about it when you are back!

Aunie said...

Sending lots of well wishes and prayers, will miss you while you're gone! xoxo!

Aunie said...

That's what I'm hoping for, too! Thanks Brittany!

/ / Annelise Rowe
www.auniesauce.com

Aunie said...

I will probably be bumping into them down there! Thanks so much and can't wait to see who that friend is... Let me know their last name so I can keep my eyes open!
/ / Annelise Rowe
www.auniesauce.com

Aunie said...

Thanks Allyssa. Hopefully I won't bore you with it all when I return! Ha! Thanks so much for being there and supporting me through it!
/ / Annelise Rowe
www.auniesauce.com

Aunie said...

I'll bring back lots of stories and details. Thanks so much Brandi!

/ / Annelise Rowe
www.auniesauce.com

Aunie said...

Thank you thank you! I'll still be praying for you while I'm away, too!!!!! Thanks friend!
/ / Annelise Rowe
www.auniesauce.com

Aunie said...

Adding you to my daily prayer list. You'll do fantastic Aunie. Thank you for serving- and doing it alongside Daniel. How great to share that in your marriage! Love you and I sure will miss you. xoxo

Aunie said...

I'm praying for you daily! I know you'll meet this challenge as you have met all the rest you've blogged about, with grace and integrity, and you'll be all the better for it.

Aunie said...

Thank you so much, Aunt Linda! Can't wait to write and share stories when I return!! I appreciate each and every prayer :)
/ / Annelise Rowe
www.auniesauce.com

Aunie said...

Thank you, Raeven. I really appreciate that, especially the integrity part! Talk to you soon!!
/ / Annelise Rowe
www.auniesauce.com

Aunie said...

I'm so incredibly proud of you and will be praying for you daily! I hope you take all that you can get from this experience! Can't wait to hear all of the potential stories! Good luck and God bless!

Aunie said...

Thanks Becca. Your prayers are so appreciated. I will be sure to take it all in and can't wait to grow as a person. Thanks so much again!!
/ / Annelise Rowe
www.auniesauce.com

Aunie said...

Oh crap. I missed you. And I have so much to email you about! Well I know what I'm doing tonight. Haha!

Aunie said...

Good Luck Aunie! I have enjoyed reading about your journey. I am excited to hear how God will use you to touch others lives while you are at BMT training.

Aunie said...

Excited for you! :) Good luck out there, "Trainee Rowe"!

Aunie said...

Oh my goodness, so exciting! I can not wait until you get back!

Aunie said...

So excited for you, and excited to hear all about it when you return. You're in my prayers!!

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Aunie said...

good luck, Aunie! will be thinking and praying for you and can't wait to hear alllll about it when you return. you can do it!

♥ perfectly Priya

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