Sitting here New Years Eve and reminiscing on the year that has flashed by. My children are already sleeping and like a lot of other fire wives am sitting at home while my husband is at work. Hoping that people are on their best behavior so my husband isn’t having to see yet another devastating night. The only difference for me is that this time I am looking to the next year with a heart filled with hope and excitement.
The last two years have been this crazy and testing. It is almost unreal that this next year my husband will be able to officially put his transfer in to come back home. December 2015 I was nine months pregnant and just laid off my current job. My husband was also laid off because he was seasonal. He had his interview for a permanent engineer position a week before we had our second baby. And only a few weeks after that he got the official phone call that he would soon be starting his new permanent job 6 1/2 hours away. This was something that we had knew was a big possibility and had talked it through before accepting this offer. We at first decided to put our house on the market to move down there because it was so far from home. But doors opened and we ended still selling but buying our dream home and staying in our little hometown we love so much. It was a super rough transition but we have made it work.
I look at 2018 as something to look forward to and cannot be more excited and filled with hope for. Tonight I look back at what we have come through and know what we can make it through going forward. These past years have gone by in the blink of an eye but they definitely were not without their challenges. I look forward to an extra night with my husband home, another full day to make memories. I also look forward to a little extra money because that kind of commute is not without its expenses. I look forward to the blog where I get to say my husbands transfer is official! haha With that said, I do not know what this next year holds for you but do not let go of that hope, strength and promise that there are better days ahead and that some day you may look back and think, “wow, I made it when I thought I couldn’t”. Don’t give up friends. And have a safe and Happy New Year!!!
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future…” ~ Jeremiah 29:11