Wednesday, February 17, 2010

We're Moving!

I know I alluded to some big news and then left y'all hanging, so for that, I am sorry!

It has been a whirlwind these past few weeks.

Our house is on the market and we are moving to Ft. Lee, VA in less than a month. Phew, there, I said it.

Johnny has to attend Captain's Career Course which is about five and a half months long and split between Ft. Lee and Ft. Eustis, both in VA. After that, he will go to Airborne School at Ft. Benning which only lasts about three weeks. At that point, we will PCS (Permanent Change of Station) again to a new unit somewhere in the world! Talk about an adventure! I think this next year is going to teach me a lot about patience and being flexible, and a lot about true Army life. This is our first big PCS.

We went back and forth for months debating whether I would go with him to VA. My first thought was no. We have a house here, I have a career, friends, a church we love and we just spent a year apart, so what's another 5 months. But after awhile Johnny eventually said "I want you to come to Virginia with me, no more debating the pros and cons. We have been apart too much and it's just not worth it if we have the opportunity to actually be together." Now, you have to understand something about Johnny. He for the most part lets me rule the roost. So for him to say "this is what I want and this is what's going to happen" I figured I'd better listen!! And I think it is the best decision for us and for our marriage. I know another deployment is on the horizon once we get to our new unit, so I want to take advantage of every second together while we have it.

Johnny has been stationed at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah for four years, which is a long time by Army standards. We have been spoiled living in the beautiful city of Savannah, a place where people pay money to come and visit, not to mention his family is about a 30 minute drive away and my family is only about 4 hours away.

Putting the house on the market was so emotional for me for some reason. I'm much more in touch with reality now, so at this point I just want the durn thing SOLD! We will probably try to rent it as well to help offset some of the cost since we have not even had anyone call to look at our house which has been quite discouraging to say the least. But, our trust is in the Lord because we know his timing is perfect.

My last day of work is next Thursday so I am trying to wrap everything up here at the office. I can't wait, I have waited for my last day here for a long time. As I clean out my office I am amazed at the amount of crap I have in my office after only three years! I plan on looking for a job when we move, but I'm unsure of what I will do. I'm not sure if I'll stick with marketing and pr which is what my degree is in or if I will just do something low-key and fun for a few months. The latter would allow extra time for blogging, scrapbooking and cooking :)

We are headed up to Virginia soon to try to find a place to live. We are excited for the change of pace and scenery. While we will be further away from both sets of parents, my three sisters, brother-in-law and precious nephew will only be two hours away. My hometown, Roanoke, VA is only a short three hour drive away and Washington, DC is only two hours away. And can you believe my Soldier has never been to Washington, DC?! I got spoiled growing up in Roanoke, every field trip we ever took was to Washington, DC or Monticello!

So, there you have it folks. We're just going to continue weaving our little webb wherever the Army may take us :)

16 comments:

Melissa said...

Hey i enjoyed reading your blog! It can be hard moving from all you know, but like you said, the Lord knows what hes doing, and he makes everything happen for a reason we cannot see yet! I wish you guys the best!
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Sass said...

Hi

I am living overseas (Germany) in a British Army community. My husband is a civilian working for the UK equivalent of your DoD.

I am a keen follower of Army Wives on US TV, so thought it would be nice to keep in touch and compare notes!

One thing you will certainly get used to as an Army wife is moving house! You will also get used to starting new jobs. It is a little harder for us here though as we do have the language barrier....

S
x

Biz said...

Hey Amanda, So good to find you! I got your blog through Anne Magill's blog. I loved reading it and hearing your news. Made me think of my good friends, CM's neighbors, who are moving to Seattle!! I am so sad to see them go but I admire the "army wife". Spend time every week or so, actually writing down what you are thankful for. It will help! And it will be a joy to read. Everything we have is a gift from Him, so if we focus on that fact, how can we be discontent?
I linked you cuz i am going to keep reading! LOVE IT! Wish I could promise that my blogs will be that interesting.
Lots of LOVE!

Julie said...

I was just pushing the "next blog" button and found your blog. I browsed a couple of your entries. You have such a great positive attitude! My boyfriend is a 2LT deploying soon and I am just starting to adjust to it! This blog gave me high hopes!

The Boyfriend Shopper said...

Happy moving!

Roxanne said...

Amanda, my name is Roxanne. I live in Texas, where my husband is a football coach. I ran across your blog today and was touched by your story and positive attitude. I have 2 married daughters and felt a connection!Our son Clint, a US Marine, just got married last weekend. Im rambling, but wanted to say I hope your move goes well and that God meets you in your next home and blesses you and your husband with His best! hug!

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xmissmastix said...

Must have been a difficult decision to move, but surely you will find it to be a blessed and rewarding one! Good luck!

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Nichole said...

I just stumbled across your blog! You have such a sunny disposition for some one who's facing so much change! You can do it, remember God wont give you more then you can handle! Fort Lee's not too far from Richmond right? My husband and I went to VCU, there are a lot of great churches in that area as well as some campus fellowships (intervarsity being one) that could be a good place to meet fun young, Christian people! Praying for a smooth transition for you

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Susan Rudat said...

Best wishes with the move. And best wishes to you, the proud Army wife!

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