It’s official y’all.
We’re headed out to North Carolina (Ft Bragg) in September.
Most of you are probably thinking, “Didn’t she tell us this?” But these past 2 months have held some things that put a wrench in the initial plans. The Army wanted Sam to be there by July 10th. Meaning a June move. Meaning I’d be like 30 weeks pregnant, high risk, 4-5 days in a car, and sometimes hours away from medical care on the road.
So we asked our doctor to give us a note stating it was her opinion I shouldn’t move until after the baby was born. Sam then put in for a 90 day deferment, asking for October 10th instead. We’d have three outcomes to this:
- a no and he’d still need to report in July – leaving me here
- a no and he’d have to cancel Bragg and renegotiate his package to probably somewhere else
- a yes
Today we were approved! This means I can have the baby here, with my doctors and friends close, have a few weeks to relax and heal with him, get the Army to pack us up, and then move. It’ll still be a lot – but nothing near the stress of the other two options by any means.
I know things don’t always work out the way we want/plan – but I do have to say that I’m thankful God has his hands on this for us. We are so excited to go, and blessed that we have some extra time to prepare here first as an (earthly) family of 4.