Tuesday, August 08, 2017

New Beginnings

:: New Beginnings ::

On Sunday afternoon we went on a long walk in the woods. While walking along the path we came to a place where you could not see where the path was leading because the undergrowth was thick with trees and plants. I felt like we were meant to walk this way since we beginning a new journey in our family life. Just as the path was unclear so is the path that lay before us. We willing take each step as we enter a new chapter. 

The last eleven years we have traveled and lived in many states as a part of my husband's military commitment. We have been renting homes in many places and seeing different parts of the country. It has been exciting, stressful, and all together crazy at times. It has shaped who we are as a couple and family. I am much stronger at the end of this path than I was at the beginning. I learned so much about myself, others, and the sacrifices all of us as military families are asked to make on a daily basis. I met some truly wonderful people along the way and they have enriched my life. 

But now comes the time when those years of transition are over. Later this month, we will be closing on a beautiful home on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. On a whim, we drove to a little area that both my husband and I have ties to and we went to look at a home. It was a kind of lark. One of those things where you look at each other and say, "well, what the heck! Let's do it!". As it turns out this little lark was something bigger and when we stepped onto the property and into the house we knew that this would be our home. It is going to be a big change. We are leaving one town and becoming the part of another town. The home is beautiful and the property is tranquil. We will have room to spread out and live. We can have big vegetable and flower gardens and even chickens! I can't tell you how long I have waited for chickens. It is rural, flat, coastal, and beautiful. A place where I hope we can make many happy memories as a family. 

So with two big feet, two medium feet, six little feet, some dog paws and soon some chicken feet firmly planted on the path before us, we slowly begin to walk.