We have received our new orders!
For those of you that didn't get a text message, a phone call, or see it on Facebook yesterday....The Apple Dumpling Gang will be returning to North Carolina. It appears that we can never fully shake the NC sand off from between our toes, as we will be reporting to Elizabeth City, NC early this summer.
Our family is thrilled with the new orders, but a little bummed at the same time. My husband was so desperate for Alaska this time, he listed ALL of the Alaska billets on his dream sheet at the top. I held my breath and prayed for God to change my heart and prepare me for the big adventure if that was where He intended to send us. I had my own ideas...of returning to Duluth and slipping back into our old groove...(you guys know how much I like routine and all things familiar!) I thought about living on the West Coast for the first time, and put Seattle on the list next. Followed by my ideas about how easy it would be on the girls to live close to our relatives in Florida (while selfishly hoping to be able to drop the kids off with them and run away for the weekend with the husband).
But none of that was meant to be. We got pick # 14. Which isn't bad. We are happy with it. Close to all the historical things in Virgina to visit, old friends and Sorority Sisters. Close to our old friends in Sneads Ferry/Holly Ridge/Wilmington.
This is going to work out at this new unit. Somehow they always do. This is where God is leading us, and that's where we will go.
Let the journey continue!