Monday, October 5, 2009

I'm Bragging on My Blog

This weekend was a very important weekend for the Wagner Family. Bert became the Commanding Officer of his squadron. I can't even put in words how proud I am of him. He joined VR-61 in 2000 as a reservist. He has worked really hard and cares about the people in the squadron. VR-61 has been there for our family too, when we really needed them.

Friday night we went to the Change of Command dinner at Hope Island Inn. We invited some of our family to join us. The food was great and we had a wonderful time. The squadron made a funny video to honor the outgoing Skipper. I am already thinking of all the embarrassing photos I have of Bert for his video when he leaves the squadron.

Saturday afternoon was the Change of Command. Many of our family and friends joined us for the ceremony. Thank you to all who came. It meant a lot to us.

The next 16 months will be challenging. I have mixed feelings about being a COW (Commanding Officer's Wife). I have been told many times that I can do as much or as little as I want to as the CO's Wife. I didn't do much as the XO's wife, but I hope to step it up a little. I don't really enjoy social events and entertaining in my home. I don't feel "Fancy" enough or like leadership positions. I know the best thing I can do is support Bert at home and keep the family going while he leads the squadron.

The boys on Daddy's plane.
Wish us luck!


Steve said...

Thanks for inviting us.
Mary and I really enjoyed it.

Stacie said...

GOOD LUCK! We are here for you!

Janine said...

Hi Diane, this is your long lost cousin, Janine. Your dad sent me this link and I'm so glad that he did! I'm horrible at Christmas cards and writing, but I'd love to check out your blog now and then. Congratulations to ALL of you. I know that behind every great leader is a great woman. You will both be fantastic!