There are so many changes coming up for our family. We have been blessed by living the last four years in Alaska. We have made so many good friends and had some of the best experiences of our life here. It is the first place in a very long time that has felt like "home". We have been a part of a wonderful home school program that has offered more support than I could have imagined. We have been part of the most precious church family. Yes, it will be very hard to leave. Yet I know that God has a perfect plan for my family. Our life with the Air Force has given us so many wonderful opportunities we otherwise would not have had. I am thankful for each and every one. I know that our next assignment will be filled with more wonderful experiences and adventures and I am excited at the prospect.
I do wonder how the children will handle the vast contrasts. We will be moving from the icebox into the frying pan. Going from 9 months of winter to maybe just 2 mild ones. -30 to 100 above. From moose and bears to snakes and bugs. Oh, and did I mention that we will be moving ourselves and driving 4,229 miles with three kids, a dog and a trailer? I'm sure it will be entertaining. Watch out Alabama...here we come.