Thursday, May 2, 2019

Back with a Bang and a Big Announcement

It's been a while and there a several huge things to catch you up on so let's just cut right to the chase.

We're moving to South Korea!

But wait... there's more...

We thought that moving to the literal other side of the world wasn't quite enough excitement for our family so we decided to add a little bit more... a new little baby!!
Did you get all that? We're moving and growing in a big way. And we are so very excited and overwhelmed and ready for this huge new crazy wild adventure.

Believe it our not South Korea was our first choice but even still, breaking the news to our family was much harder this time around than when we moved to Washington. And finding out we were expecting Baby #2 soon after we arrive at our new home I'm sure added to their concerns and multiplied how hard the distance will be. They're all so very supportive and planning future visits but definitely wishing South Korea was just a teeny bit closer to South Carolina.  We've actually known about the move since the end of January but in true Army fashion there's been a lot of hurry up and wait and wait and wait some more.  However, it seems like things are finally picking up speed.  We've sold our house, we have physical orders in hand, movers are scheduled, Tommy has an adorable passport picture, the new baby's anatomy scan is booked, so we felt it was time to share the news.

We move (around) the end of July and Baby #2 is due (around) the end of October.  And that's about all we know at this point. It's been a huge exercise in patience and trust. Trust that the Army moves people to South Korea all the time and so surely they know what they're doing (right), and trust that the ever expanding to-do list will be completed, some way some how, by the time we board our one-way flight to South Korea.

But most importantly I am trusting that the Lord goes before us and prepares our way and He will be with us on that 14 hour flight with our 2 year old, and He will be with us in the Korean hospital when baby brother or sister is born and, He will be with our little family as we travel and explore and grow and settle and put down temporary roots in a new home and are inevitably changed in unimaginable ways.

3 comments :

  1. Wow and WOW!! Our son spent two tours of 6 months in S. Korea and he enjoyed it. Brought about eight suits back with him that were custom made for little or nothing. I'm so excited for you and your growing family and I also know your folks are excited and concerned. I'm looking forward to your posts from there already! Pictures please! I feel like I've been to the PNW from your previous photos. Now I get to visit S. Korea! Congratulations on the new baby and on the new assignment!

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  2. Congratulations! I have a friend whose husband is a Cammander in So. Korea. Navy! They love it and their two kids are pretty happy learning all sorts of new things! God Bless!

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  3. This is my first time on your blog. I've come over from From This Side of the Pond and Beauty Without Within. I live in Seattle! Welcome to Washington. And now, farewell. :) What an incredible adventure you're about to take! Life is never boring when you love the Lord! (And are in the military!) I look forward to reading about your move and the life you will create in South Korea!

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