April 8, 2010
Good News! My amazing hard working very smart husband has earned a rank advancement from BM Chief to BM Senior Chief (SC)!
I was very honored that he asked that I put his SC Anchors on along side his boss LT Melanie Burnham. Shortly after we found out Rich would be on the BMSC advancement list we were notified we would be transferred from CG Station Seattle. The advancement/pinning ceremony took place on his last day of work in front of the entire station.
I'm not gonna lie, I was not thrilled about moving from Washington. I lived in a town, Bremerton, that I'd fallen in love with and made friends that I adored being around. That being said, as I stood with my husband in front his fellow coasties and felt the mutual respect and honor in that room; my uncertainty of moving turned into pride. I'm PROUD to be a Coast Guard family; and am honored to go where ever that duty may take us.
April 3o, 2010 our packers came and packed all of our belongings in a huge truck headed to St. Ignace, MI.