Friday, August 15, 2014
Any move is a big life event but this one feels like a giant leap since we made the decision to move not based on financial reasons but because our priorities have changed. We really feel that the most important thing is for our kids to grow up close to extended family and in a place we know will be good for them. I am not knocking the reasons we chose to go active duty four years ago and make the move out here. It has been an adventure full of valuable experiences and lessons, fun times, new friends and definitely new perspectives. I wouldn't go back and change that. However, the longer we were away from "home" the more we knew that was truly where we wanted/needed to be. And now we are finally taking concrete steps to make that happen.
The house is up for sale (or rent - spread the word please if you get the chance!) and the paperwork is turned in for the husband to go back to the Reserves instead of full time active duty. We have made plans with my parents to start building a house on the family property and to live in their basement until the house is finished (yikes! That's going to be an...adventure in and of itself). And here I sit with a notebook full of To Do lists and an ever-growing pile of stuff in the playroom full of items that won't be making the move with us.