We have been a in South Carolina a year. Amazing! I was talking to my girlfriend the other day and she was asking what this year has been like for us.
So wasn’t sure how I was going to answer that question. This year was a year of growth and recommitting for me and Paul. We have had the hardest 2.5 years that I don’t care to relive. I think we have learned a lot of valuable lessons as a family and individuals.
For me I have learned that I am far more stronger than I have ever given myself credit for. That I am more than capable of running a house, a business, kids, and more without my husband. Though I do admit I miss the back of him with the kids dramatically.I could so win an Oscar for that drama.
I have also learned that a lot about my boys with it just being us. I am seeing more and more of their personalities and I can tell who each are like or how the mix of us are in them. Nathan is funny and sneaky like his dad. If you don’t pay attention to his where abouts he will scare the hell out of you. He is also shy like his momma. Yes believe it or not I am really shy and quite if I don’t know you. Even if I have talked to you a thousand times on the phone. Blake is loud like his dad. You know he is coming a mile away. He also is smart like his daddy when it comes to math and science. He gets his English and History smarts from me. He also has my sense of humor. I love it.
I also learned that I can handle myself in a crisis. I wasn’t sure how we would do should one arise. Well we had a break in and I kept my wits. Blake fell off a bounce house and I was able to keep it together. I don’t know how I did it but I did.
As a family moving from all the drama that is his family and lack of work. We have been able to come closer together. We have been able to really connect as a unit. I think for both of us that is so important. I come from a close family. Though that dynamic is changing and I have learned a lot on that as well. I know a few read so I will leave it at this I have come to realize who is worth the time and who is not. I know I have put the efforts in and when it is not reciprocatedI get them picture. So it is important for us to build a strong family unit. Even more so now that we have transitioned to Military life.
We also have kept with educational and fun day trips. To help in enrich the kids mind. We want them to have a love of travel and they do. They have traveled the entire east coast and from CT to OH. They enjoy it. Each weekend we try to go on a different adventure to do some other free activity. We have kept up with family movie night. They look forward to that. I do as well. They watch the movie and I sleep with my eyes open. Win Win for all.
So South Carolina has been one of the best things we could have done for our family. We are happy for the most part. These last three months have been a bit crazy and hectic. We are making do. I am thankful we are serving it. Not to mention I love South Carolina and what it has afforded our family. Opportunitieskeep coming in and we are blessed. It definitely is our home sweet home. I see Paul and I retiring here. I am looking forward to my walk on the beach Monday morning before I go to an important meeting.