Sunday, April 25, 2010

Changes in life........

In just a few short weeks we will be moving to Florida, hubby is active duty military and the military says its time to relocate!!! I'm excited, nervous, anxious, sad, optimistic and heartbroken all at the same time - we have lived in the Virginia area for the past 11 years moving 5 different times within the state but never out of state. Between DC and Hampton Roads we've gotten into a moving rut, with this next assignment we thought things would be no different - 3 years since the last transfer means its time to head to DC again right???? Nope not this time Florida is where we'll be heading. Its not even Florida that's causing these emotions its the fact that my kids are 9 and 5 they have established strong friendships, are comfortable in school and love their teachers, they play on the sports teams with the same kids every season and now we are moving 600+ miles south. I've also got a very close group of friends that I can rely on for anything, they'll drop whatever is going on to help take care of kids, will run to the grocery store for meds if someone is sick and they're just good sounding boards when its time to complain/vent/share life. As I said before we've moved too many times but this time its just different. I know in Florida we'll meet new friends, get to know people and will be able to keep our current friendships going but I'm just sad about this move.

On the other hand I am excited, this move gives us a chance to explore a part of the country we've never been to. I am excited about starting fresh at a new base, getting into a new house and working to make it our home, starting a new job (maybe) and really looking forward to family togetherness. For the past 3 years my hubby has been on a ship which means he has been deployed or out to sea longer then he's been home with us. This new command is alot different - he'll be getting home as the kids get off the school bus in the afternoons and will have Fridays off, no weekend duty assignments and no more 24 hour watches. We have had so many dinners, weekends, months without him home that this will be a whole new adventure. The girls and I can not wait and honestly the family togetherness is something we need, crave and desire.

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