1 down, 10.5 to go

So it’s officially been one week since Nick reported to OCS! This week was full of craziness for him. Lots of yelling, lots of being yelled at, lots of PT, and LOTS more yelling. And he made it through. Not that I ever thought he wouldn’t, but there’s always the off chance. “Rolling” has become a sort of curse word in my world lately. If a candidate “rolls” that means that they are held in a separate class until they are prepared to go back into the normal OCS routine, and that sets them back at the very least, 3 weeks. And a wise woman once said, “Ain’t nobody got time for that”. I know, I know, if it happens it happens, but it hasn’t happened, so keep your fingers crossed that it doesn’t happen. Got it?

There’s not much to update on on my end. I’ve just been trying to stay as busy as possible and keep my phone far away, but close enough in case I get that curse-worthy call.
Please continue to keep Nick in your thoughts and prayers, this week is easier than the last, but it’s always appreciated!

That’s all folks!


And, he’s off!

Yesterday I took Nick to the airport to get on his way to Newport, Rhode Island, which is precisely 1,545 miles from my house, but who’s counting? He arrived in Newport last night and this morning we said our last good-bye’s (or “see-ya-later’s”). He told me last night that I wasn’t allowed to cry during our last phone conversation, so I made it short and sweet. I’m so glad that we got to spend some time together before he left and guess what? It’s only 80 days until I go to Newport. It seems a lot shorter when you put it in days that way. I’m not sure when I’ll get to talk to him, or when he’ll be able to write letters, but I’m just going to keep myself busy. 

For anyone interested there is a Facebook page called “Officer Training Command Newport” that will post lots of pictures and updates on Nick’s class which is Class 16-13. There is also another page that posts more information and uplifting messages to family and friends, but it is a closed group so let me know if you would like me to add you to it. 

Letters are what will get him through the good days and the bad. I know he would really love to hear from family and friends so please, please, please write him when you get the chance, even a card would be awesome, but no packages! Here is his address:

OC Nickolas Bergert

Officer Candidate School

Class 16-13 (his company name will go in parentheses here, but I don’t know his co. yet)

Officer Training Command Newport

1356 Meyerkord Avenue

Newport, Rhode Island 02841-1641


Oh, and shout out to Aunt Jane for the awesome journal she got me! I’ve already started writing in it 🙂


Until next time….