Life is an ADVENTURE!
I kind of knew what I was getting into back in 2005, marrying an Air Force officer.
I knew the military life, even though my family was never transcient. My dad was in the Army. I grew up familiar with military protocol and all that.
We got married in January, and the Air Force scheduled a deployment for spring, that got canceled when his father suddenly passed away. Then they PCSed us in June. I found out I was pregnant the day the movers came to pack out the house.
It was the first time I’d ever lived outside my home state of Georgia.
The transition was a bit brutal for me, being away from all family and friends.
We had our two middle girls during the two years we lived in Texas. My husband’s mother passed away suddenly.
Then we moved to Hawaii and had our son.
Then we lived a rather uneventful four years in Utah, though my husband did deploy during my first winter season ever in my life.
We live in Germany now and are preparing for another PCS this spring, probably back to the States.
Life is definitely an adventure!
I have the T-shirt to prove it!
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Military life has taught me a few things:
I’ve learned to handle stress well.
We experienced almost all the major life stress events within our first two years of marriage (marriage, deaths, births, moving) and we survived. It made our family stronger to overcome these events.
I’ve learned to be flexible.
Orders change. Things happen. I am not in control. I look to God for my strength.
I’ve learned to be optimistic.
Every military base has benefits and interesting things about the location. There’s no sense in being miserable when we must live there for 2-4 years. We knew people who hated living in Hawaii! Having a good attitude is important and modeling optimism for my kids teaches them how to be content in all circumstances.
We love to travel.
We’ve gotten the opportunity to go to the Hawaiian islands, Yellowstone and the Tetons, camping and fishing in Utah, road trip from Utah to Georgia, visiting my husband’s two sisters in Illinois, and explore all over Europe. We homeschool, so I can teach my children wherever we are, focusing on historical and cultural places I only learned about in books.
We look forward to more exciting adventures!
I’ve learned that military life is…an adventure.
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Photos taken by my 10-year-old daughter, Victoria!
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