The other day I got an email from Tony while he was at work. The conversation went something like this:
"How about Nebraska?"
(You see, a girl from Texas would never want to move to Nebraska.)
Then we see an article about Omaha being the top place to raise families. Interesting. Then we ask some military friends that have been stationed at Offutt AFB before about it. All positive responses. Hmmm...We do some more research on the base and area, and suddenly....This girl from Texas WANTS to go to Offutt! What?!? How?! Suddenly, we both want to go to Offutt.
So Tony applied to be sent there as our next duty station. And now we wait....and wait, and then, we will wait some more.When Uncle Sam calls all the shots, you spend a lot of time
If he isn't accepted for the job in Nebraska, then in a little over a month a list will come out that has all of the places that have openings for someone is his job and rank. We then put that list in order of preference, and then we wait... We can put up to 5 places on our list...provided the list of options is that long. We have some friends that recently had their list come out, and it only had 1 option! That made it easy for them. ha ha While we wait, we will plan for the location that is at the bottom of our list to be where we will be assigned. ;o) Cause let's face it...Uncle Sam doesn't care too much about what anyone wants.
Honestly, I'm not too worried about where we are going. We know that God has it totally in control, and we will end up exactly where he wants us to be! He has guided our steps and blessed us so clearly in our military adventure, and I know he will continue to do so! The good thing about our first assignment being overseas, is it doesn't matter where on the mainland we end up, we will feel like it's close to family! :o) However...I just want to know where that place is!! AND, I want to have a house and a bed for the new baby.
I have lots to do to keep me busy while I am waiting I guess...I have to try to make my house look like no one has lived here the last 3 years. I should get on that...cause once we DO find out where we are going, all kinds of crazy is going to break loose. And even though 6 months sounds like a long time...I know it can fly by!