Moving is not always easy
Learning to adjust!
This has been one of the toughest years for my wife and me. For the past three years I have been in the army which alone has been more than a challenge. The worst part I feel is the moving around. I guess I should start at the beginning.
A month before shipping off to basic training we had renters move into our house (That’s a whole other story). We moved into my in laws so they could help my wife with our two boys while I was away. At the time they were 1 year and 2 month olds (my poor wife). I really can’t complain about living with the in laws because for 90% of the time I was gone.
My orders were cut for Fort Stewart. We packed up once again and I dragged my family with me to Fort Stewart. Fort Stewart is about 4 hours south of my mother in laws and is basically a swamp. Less than a year after being down there we found out we were having our baby girl. At that time we decided to move from a 3 bedroom home on the military instillation to a 4 bedroom home a mile down the street. But a move is a move no matter how far.
Currently, We have been in the process of moving back into our house back home, but now with 3 kids. It has been tough trying to fit 1,700 sq ft into 1,000 sq ft with 3 kids worth of junk. It’s basically like moving a Walmart into a 7 11 (lol). The bright side is we have let go of a lot of stuff that was not needed!
But the point of this blog post is to not just give you some insite on me. It’s to give light on the fact that in 3 years we have had some major changes. The wife and I have looked for the good in every move. The best part is we have learned to adapt so well to change. Although going from a big house to a small one has been a huge adjustment.
We are still not fully moved back yet but we’re working on it. I have a few more weeks left in the Army. Boy am I ready to settle down. As much as we need a bigger house I need a year with no moving. One more trip back to Stewart and we’re done. Man I can’t wait!!