We found out this past weekend that the Hubby will be promoted on November 1st. We knew back in March that he had made the promotion list but have been waiting for his number to come up. And it finally did! I am so proud of my soldier and how far he has come in his career.
Another thing that excites me about this promotion is the ceremony. The hubs had been in the army for five years already when we met so I never was able to attend any promotion or enlistment ceremonies that he had. I never attended his graduation from basic or any other school since we were not together at that point so this promotion ceremony is not only important to him but to me as well. It is my opportunity to show him that I support him in all he does and will continue to do.
I am very excited to participate in my first official army ceremony or function because even after 2.5 years of marriage I have yet to attend one. Every ball that has been put on we missed due to deployments and most of the units functions are for the families. You can bet I am going to buy a brand new outfit for this event
Though thinking about the ceremony also makes me nervous. What exactly do I wear? I don't want to be over dressed but I don't want to be under dressed either. And should I give him a gift? Yes he has had promotions before but this is his first since we have been together. I thought of getting him something cute and personal but I have exhausted all options since he has every cute and personal gift I can think off. Then I thought of getting him something he would really love but in the past few weeks he bought a new tv, an iPod and a car so what can I get that tops that
So to you mil spouses that have been through this before. What did you wear to your husbands promotion ceremonies? Did get him a gift and if so any good ideas?
I'd appreciate all your help!
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