This is a blog I began years ago because I felt called to do so. this is a place to record ALL of the awesome things that God has done, but also a place to share the growing pains myself and my family goes through. I, as I am sure you have gathered if you have followed my blog for ANY amount of time, am a very VERY open person. I feel as though being open and transparent is something that is unique about me. we all have unique qualities and this is one about myself that I embrace.
This blog today is unique in that it is unlike any other I have written thus far. I am letting you all in on something that's been brewing for quite some time. so, lets begin.
For about 3 years Eddie and I have tossed around the Idea of getting out of the military. I was too scared before our last PCS. and its was just something talked about. We didn't pray over it at that time, it was all talk... well early in 2014 The topic came back to light again and this time we were both pricked by the spirit about this and we began to pray... we prayed for some time until we felt certain that this is what God has called us to. we were both 100% at peace with the decision to voluntarily separate from the Air Force. This kind of peace can only come from God himself. Eddie went in and applied for voluntary separation from the AF in February. I had a small group of ladies praying with me over this decision, as its a HUGE thing to leave a career you have been working toward for 11 years... ESPECIALLY because we have 3 littles to think about. This Choice has been something that we have put 100% in Gods hands. Already God has lined so many things up... The most precious private school, support, a restored and LOVING family to go home to, School for Eddie to FINALLY be able to do something he LOVES, friends waiting with open arms. I know God has a plan for this transition, and while we cant see quite how ALL the pieces fit together, We have complete and unwavering faith that God is in control of this. Our faith has grown with each passing year and circumstance. God has yet to fail us and I know he wont start now!
I know some of you wont understand this decision, and that's OK. We believe that this is what we have been called to do, and God has never called us to anything that he hasn't guided us through. while we are so sad that this chapter of our lives is coming to a close, we can not WAIT to see what God has planned for us. Its going to be a wild ride, but here we are holding on tight standing firm on our decision. Jeremiah 29:11 says "For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." we are holding tight to the God of David and Abraham and Noah...
With all this said we got our final notice today saying that we have been approved and if all goes as planned we will be leaving Italy mid summer 2014. My heart is full of excitement and joy as I write these words. We can not wait to be close to Eddies family again, and to be close to my family for the first time in 11 years!
Thank you for reading, if you would like to follow our journey into civilian life and beyond, you are welcome to follow this blog.