Yep, folks, you read that right! We are going to paradise! Joe got the orders this week, and as of April, we will be living in Hawaii!!! =D
Obviously, I've calmed down a little bit since my last post. I'm still worried about deployment, but anyone can be deployed from anywhere at anytime. So, I've just got to accept that and not let it effect my life so much. I'm such a worry wart. =P If God wants Joe to go to Iraq, or wherever, it's gonna happen whether I want it to or not. He puts us where He wants us when the time is right and I've just got to learn to trust that.
Besides, how many people can say that they're going to be living in Hawaii!? I'm going to be living in sheer paradise for 3 whole years! Beaches, mountains, sunshine, warm temperatures year-round...*sigh* It's going to be amazing! Not to mention the fact that I'll get to see Pearl Harbor, which I've always wanted to see! And I'll get to experience a different culture, without going to a different country. =D It's going to be wonderful!
Until April, though, things are going to be very hectic. On Thursday (I think), Joe got the news that the Army is going to pay for me to move to GA (where he's at now). So, we've got to get all the paperwork together for that. Then, we have to make appointments with transportation, get the movers here...oh, and find an apartment for me in GA, get a bank account there, and what else? Oh, right, move! =) I don't really have a desire to live in GA, but I'll be able to see my love every day if I want and I can spend weekends with him. Hopefully, once he gets to Phase 5+, he'll get to stay with me on weekends! Life will be almost normal. *sigh*
Then of course, Christmas will be sheer chaos. Going from GA (maybe) to AR to NC and then back to GA. Maybe not quite in that order either. The original plan was to pick to Joe up in GA, then come back to NC for a few days, and then head to AR for Christmas. Then, we would come back to NC until Joe had to be back in GA. Whew! That's a ton of traveling! Luckily, it's a relatively quick drive from NC to GA. Not so much to AR though. So, I guess we'll just have to wait and see when I get to GA. In some ways, I want to be there before Christmas, and in other ways I don't. I suppose it doesn't really matter though. As long as I get the 2 weeks with my wonderful hubby, it doesn't really matter where I am. =)
So, I'm going to Hawaii!!!! =D I knew there was some reason I fell in love with the beach on our honeymoon and decorated our living room in beach decor! It was meant to be! Lol! ♥