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With the latest drawdown of 40,000 troops, Andy’s options were limited. He was originally planning to switch MOS, but all of the “good” jobs were taken. So he decided he would stay in his current MOS and switch bases. They began naming off all of the options open in his current job, including Forts Bliss and Hood in Texas, Alaska, Hawaii, and Germany. When the person said “Fort Knox”, Andy didn’t even hesitate. “I’ll take it.” Knowing my love of LBL and my alma mater, both of which are less than an hour away, Andy did ask if there was an opening at Fort Campbell, but there wasn’t. That’s okay though. Beggars can’t be choosers.
We’re both thrilled that he has 3 years in the Bluegrass state. This completely changes the dynamic of our relationship. Skype dates will take the way of in-person dates. Weeks of loneliness until the next visit will be traded for “See you next weekend!” I can’t wait to show him all about my homeland. I hope he falls in love with Kentucky as much as I love it here.
When we became official, we talked about his re-enlistment coming up, and we both decided to pray that he’d get stationed closer. I had my Mamaw and her entire church praying as well as my LifeWay coworkers. I just felt like if God wanted us to work out as a couple, he would make it happen. Less than two weeks later, we find out Andy is moving to Kentucky. It’s definitely an answer to our prayers! I didn’t expect God to make this happen, let alone so quickly.
(Side note: when I opened this riddle up to my friends, it was hilarious to see their responses! Everything from watching the sunrise together, to Murray State blue and gold, to an engagement ring. I laughed so hard at that last one.)