So, I’ve heard that the military is known for two things; “Hurry up and wait” and “Things never happen when they say they will”. I know now that they are both true. After a year of going through the hoops of the military process for the National Guard, the Army, and then the Navy, saying things like “It should only be a week before you hear back” and “you should be getting a call tomorrow” - we finally got the official call! Dustin...
DID NOT get into the Navy! I am a little overwhelmed. It has been just over a year since we were led to join the military, and now it’s NOT happening :) So why were we led to in the first place?
Who knows… It got us out of Florida, it has allowed Dustin to be home with the boys and I for a year, and we were able to help my parents move and work on their new place. I wonder about God’s timing sometimes though. I am not a very patient person, it is probably one of my top 3 weaknesses, but I have gotten a little more patient this last year I think (having to wait a year for the door to open/close). We have been PRAYING and PRAYING for God’s will this whole time. We were okay with whether it was a “Yes” or a “No”. We were okay with staying put or moving wherever they say to move.
In the past year, my boys have gotten to be with their daddy more than probably the previous 2 combined. Now, in this next chapter who knows what lies before us. So I appreciate the time we were given and some of the struggles that we went through. We are a strong family. With God guiding us, we can make it through whatever the next chapter holds.
It won’t be easy. I know. But, life isn’t supposed to be easy. People don’t learn many things when things are going easy. They learn them when they are in hard times, going through the struggles and pain of this world. We have to learn to GIVE God our burdens, our fears, and our worries. Unfortunately, it usually takes those hard times in order to draw us closer to God, finally give those things over to Him, and become who we were created to be. A servant. A giver. A patient person. A content person. A grateful and thankful person. A person who no longer thinks that they are in control.
Thank you for all of your prayers. They mean more than you will ever know. I will be continuing this blog. Join our newsletter if you’d like to stay up-to-date. God Bless.