I am so late in writing this and for that I apologize. Because Brian deserves recognition here.
The Thursday after we got back from our trip to visit Claire in Virginia, Brian had to work. He called me about mid-morning, which is per our normal routine. This time though, he had news - sort of. "Nathan wants to see me in his office" he said.
Nathan is the director of the ambulance service Brian works for. Brian went on to say that this meeting was apparently important enough to take their truck out of service so that Brian could be there. It was 10am. The meeting was set for 11:30. We talked a bit about what it might be. Normally, if something is out of line, Brian's direct supervisor would talk to him about it. We hoped it was something great. Brian said, "I'm either in big trouble or I'm getting a promotion." We got of the phone. I prayed and waited.
If you read the title of this blog, you know that it was great news! Nathan had asked Brian to accept the position of Assistant Supervisor, which would make him a Lieutenant. BUT, the change wouldn't be official until the following Monday. So we had to keep our excitement a secret :(
Monday came, and Brian went to his first officers meeting, where he was officially announced as the newest lieutenant. They gave him this great framed letter:
and new officer bars for his uniform (note: officer bars is not a technical term. I'll have to ask what they are actually called):
and, of course, his white shirt:
I'm so very proud of Brian. He loves his job and has been working very hard. And since he's been in the position for a few weeks now, I'm also very proud of how he's transitioning. He's in a new, busier station. He has a new partner and lots of new responsibilities. Brian is seeking to grow and be an intentional leader. Praise God for this honor and new challenge. These guys are excited and proud too: