Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Agatha Christie...

No I was not killed by the butler in the library with the candlestick...

what an amazing month this has really been. this is the first month of my fifth year in the army. it has been a month packed with training, work, and reflection.


I spent the first part of the month at Fort Campbell attending the Sabalauski Air Assault School. It was probably the most intense training that i have ever done in the Army. It was physically challenging, emotionally challenging, and mentally tough. There were several times that i wanted to quit, but, through encouragement from my family, i was able to make it through the school...i am now certified to run a lane on a repel tower, and, of course, repel out of helicopters.

The time that i spent at Campbell gave me a chance to break out of my comfort zone and take a good look at what was going on in my life. This assesment gave me the courage to step out of my comfort zone and seek some counseling from a christian. God really works in mysterious ways. Just as i was broken by physical, emotional, and mental trial, my group therapist was able to finally get approval to do joint counseling with the chaplains office. Today was my first session, and it was wonderful to hear the word of God as counsel.
work has been crazy, just as i returned from school my colleage was sent on a mission. no time to catch up and balance out the work load. this was an unfortunate consequence of our job, but i am up to the task.
We had a lot of Safety training this week and last. There were a couple of preventable accidents that led to a soldier's death.
even though i have had very little time for me to sit down and reflect. i have been working on some new techniques of clearing out what i don't need to focus on. "let go, let God"
It is a good feeling to have the peace of God wash over you. the peace that passes understanding.
sorry it took me so long to post, i will make it an effort to keep you posted.