If this isn’t what life’s journey is about, I don’t know what is.🤷🏻♀️
Nobody could have ever told me that I would be a stay-at-home military wife, homeschooling two boys. I wouldn’t have listened. 🙇🏻♀️
If someone had predicted that I would move 12 times in 15 years (twice overseas and twice into an RV) I would have laughed them out of the room! Not this girl! I had goals and aspirations- none of which was to stay at home wiping little noses, teaching abc’s and hanging broken picture frames in government-issued housing! 🙅🏻♀️
But God had different plans- and those plans come with twists and turns, mountains and huge valleys, trials and triumphs.🎢
If I’d had my dream career, I would have never spent four glorious years in Japan. 🇯🇵
I would never have discovered that simple living suits me far better than the palatial home of my dreams. 🚐
I would never have understood the richness of community, the depth of gratitude towards our service members, the appreciation of foreign cultures, the passion for travel… ✈️
Had I not married a Marine, I might never have loved as generously, lost as deeply, prayed as fervently as a military wife is known to do. 🙏🏻
If I’d had my dream career, I would have been too busy to savor the precious and fleeting moments of my children’s youth. If I’d had life my way, I would have missed so much of what really matters in life.
Through all this time, through all the hardships and sacrifice, through all the dreams and ambitions that have fallen by the wayside- I have not found myself. Thank God- I have found who I was meant to be. And it’s something far better than anything I could have imagined.