Things have been busy here at our home. We have enjoyed the recent four day weekend off with Daddy and the days he was able to stay home because of snow. Would love to get a few more of those days! Homeschooling is back in full swing and it feels good to be back in more of a routine again. We finally got rid of the respiratory infection that hung around our house the whole month of December. So glad to have well children again.
It seems we are in a waiting mode right now. We are anticipating my husband getting orders to move sometime within the next month. We are excited about the prospect. We will miss things about being here, but are looking forward to finding out where God might move us next. I will let you know when I find out. The move would probably take place this summer. I cannot believe we have been in the military for 8 years now and we have never had a winter move. I prefer moving in summer...it is a natural break from school and we get to start a new school year in a new location. For those of you who are military...is it just me, or do you find yourself anticipating the move too much before it arrives? Sometimes I find it hard to live in the "here" when I know we are going somewhere "there." I suppose anyone who has ever moved may have experienced this feeling...military people just seem to experience it more often. I have to force myself when my husband gets his orders to keep my mind where I am...to not start distancing myself from where I live. I think I do that sometimes to cut down on the pain associated with a move. But, it is hard to start packing, planning, decluttering and such and then still be fully engaged where one is. But, I know none of us are promised tomorrow...so it is important to be fully here for as long as God has put me here. It can be exciting and exhausting thinking about all the changes that come about from a move...new church, new doctors, new neighbors, new piano teachers, new dentists...and then sometimes when you think you have just settled in...the Army comes along and moves you again. Sometimes I think this can be good for me. I never get "too settled" anywhere. It is a constant reminder that we are only pilgrims here. This is not our real home. We are only just passing through. And as long as I we keep our hearts and minds fixed on the "there" of Heaven...the "here" will always be in the right perspective. God bless!