You see, I'm in the calm before the storm right now. My husband, being a 4th year medical student, is a month away from finding out where a computer will decide we should spend the next 5 years of our lives while he is trained to be a surgeon... more on that later. That day will hopefully set in motion many other new experiences for us: buying a house, moving more than 2 hours away from our previous location, and moving away from KY for the first time in either of our lives.
So why not? Why not get in the habit now of semi-regularly writing a post about what is going on in our lives? I plan to use this as a bit of a scrapbook... document photo sessions, craft projects, home improvement plans, dreams, thoughts, ADVENTURES. Because that is what this next chapter of our life together is going to be. A huge adventure. I might as well look at it that way... otherwise I might just get swallowed up by the overwhelming dread of the unknown that is usually my passenger. But what is the fun in that?
In the summer of 2009, I attended my husband's officer training graduation at Maxwell Air Force Base. While there, I received some of the best advice of my life. It holds true for not only military families, but medical families as well. Especially for someone of my background. An officer's wife shared with the rest of the spouses:
The best way to survive this is to change your sense of normal.
The normal I grew up with will never be the normal of my life as the wife of a surgeon or a military officer. But if I can accept this new definition of "normal", and accept that the definition will never stop changing, I can do this, and have some fun along the way.
Any advice out there for the future of this blog?
Verse of the day: "Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed." Proverbs 16:3