.... WHERE THE NAVY SENDS YOU."
So way back when we came out to California for house-hunting, we signed a lease on an almost-perfect home in the off-base military housing. It wasn't quite our 1st choice, but after taking a look at the location and lay-out we were happy with it and signed a lease. It was where the Navy sent us. Then, on the night before our packers were to arrive we recieved a phone call from the Housing Office telling us that they were going to break our lease because the home was no longer available (long story short). After about 24 hours of pitching a bit of a fit/panic attack/freak out, I came to grips with the fact that our 2nd choice for a home was not going to be a choice any longer. On to our 3rd choice, it's where the Navy sent us.
... WHERE YOUR HEART IS."
So the Navy Housing assigned us to this home, the Personal Property worked to get our household goods delivered (a bit late, but delivered none-the-less), and it is our job to grow our family here.
Although this home was not our first choice, I am really quite pleased with it. It is smaller than our previous home in Maryland so we have a bit of a "Lots of Furniture in Every Room" motif going on. You want a place to sit?! You can sit here or here or here or here or here or here! Anywhere! However, that will be good for entertaining, right? Hosting spouse club meetings, playgroups, parties, visitors from the East Coast (hint hint, you know who you are) will all be easy in this home. That is where my heart is. I love having people in my home; I am an extrovert and can't deny it.
Our home has four bedrooms, and we are blessed to be able to give each of our kiddos their own room. Grace gets a frilly girl room with a fuzzy pink toile bedspread, Matthew got a new bunk bed and gets to choose if he wants to sleep on top or bottom every single night, and Sam will get to sleep in a big boy twin bed as soon as he's ready (we tried last night... we found him under his crib... he's not ready). I have really enjoyed making each room a special place for each kid, and they loved helping put things in their new places. That is where my heart is. I love embracing each child's unique personality and flare.
My husband has been on leave for two weeks and we got to set-up our home TOGETHER. We have one more month and a few days before he heads out on deployment and I am grateful for the time we get to spend with him. He is where my heart is.
...HOME SWEET HOME."
I'm so happy that the Navy has sent us here, that it is an "accompanied" tour and our family gets to be together, and Paul is home for a few more weeks!