It has been exactly one year ago (yesterday) since I said goodbye to family and friends and started my new life as a military wife. I left the middle of DFW to leave in the middle of the desert. And while I do miss my friends back home, I have truely been blessed with the many changes that God has brought my way.
Good bye dinner with my great friend Caren.
I have been able to spend a full year living with my husband. We've learned so much about each other and about being married. Being away from family and friends has truely brought us closer.
I have made lots of new friends who are also military wives. Friends that know what I am going through and that I know I can call on.
I have found a wonderful job teaching kindergarten at a school I absolutely love. I know exactly why God made me wait until after school started to find a position. The school I am at is filled with some amazing Godly women who I am blessed to be able to call my friends.
While I'm not so excited about the deployment looming over our heads, I am excited about the things the deployment will bring. I will get to spend 2 full months with my parents. I haven't done this since I graduated high school. I will be able to go visit San Antonio and California and maybe even DC. I will get to spend time with friends I've missed. And I won't have to feel guilty about being away to do all of these things.
I guess change isn't so bad after all.