Guess what? My brother, JC, is now a civilian. I'm so happy for him. His exit from the Army happened a few weeks ago - so this is news that I probably should have shared already.
After three years of service, he was ready to get out and we were ready for him to be out too. There are a few stories surrounding his departure...but it would be boring if everything went as planned, right? What comes next, you ask? Great question. JC is moving into my house with me. I have plenty of room and it will be nice to have someone to shovel, and do minor repairs on the money pit. :-) He's also in process of interviewing for a few jobs and is looking into going back to school.
The best part? For the first time in three years, he'll be around to really celebrate Christmas with family instead of just dropping in to say "hi" quickly (or not home at all)!