Friday, April 22, 2011

friday facts: waiting for big news

We're waiting for big news.  Big news like where we will be moving in as little as a month, or perhaps in 6 months.  If you're an army spouse (or in the military) you're probably nodding your head.  Yep, yep, yep.  That's the military.  Hurry up and wait for news.  It doesn't matter how much Brian calls to find out where we will be sent, it's going to take as long as it's going to take. 

Four years ago, Brian got out of the army.  After being stop-lossed for a year long deployment, we felt really done.  The fact of the matter was that we wanted to have a family and have Brian spend time with his own children and it looked like the deployments were going to be never ending at that point.  And that last deployment for Brian was a TOUGH one.  It's not my story to tell, but let me say that Brian endured situations and events that I cannot fathom.  How he is still a whole human being at this point is beyond me.  Anyway, we felt done.  Really done.  But after 2 years working a corporate position in the airline industry, Brian went practically screaming back into the arms of the military.  For the past 2 years now, he's worked this quasi-army position with the National Guard that allowed us to stay in our Chicago suburbs house.  Very happily stay in our house.  We love our house.  It was built in 1865, but completely renovated 5 years ago.  It has the charm of an old house with a beautiful new kitchen.  Can't beat that!  It's is also our first house, and the house where both our children were born into.  This little house has sheltered most of the happiest moments in our lives.  And now we will be saying goodbye.

 Brian's position has run its course and we had to make a solid decision for his working future.  We made the decision to stay in the military and take all the good and bad that comes with it.  The good AND bad is moving.  To places yet unknown.  With the branch Brian is going back into it could literally be anywhere there is an army base or embassy in this world.  So my question to you is: will you come visit us even if we are in Korea?  or Germany?  or Texas?  or North Carolina?  We are sad to leave our house and community, but we are excited to see where this chapter in our lives will be set. 

We'll miss you, our lovely little house.


  1. This post made me both excited for you and sad for you. I can't imagine how hard it'd be to leave the house my babies were babies in...I get teary-eyed thinking about it. But it is pretty exciting to be going on a new adventure. And good for the kids--to be exposed to so many new and different things. I would visit you! Maybe you'll end up in Boston...

  2. awww, you guys - Easter hugs to the entire family.

  3. Chicago Land's loss is the Army's gain. All the best to you guys.

    I do not mind pointing out, however, that tried to compel Brian to stay in the Army.

  4. Did not realize you were in the Chicago area. I somehow had you in Colorado near Jo Ellen! Any news as to where you are going yet? And we should see you before you leave...

  5. Will you have time for a big party before you leave??!! You can't leave before the new Twilight movie is out ... You're my Twilight buddy!!

    I am so blessed by your friendship. I'll visit you anywhere.


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