My hubby is a Navy man. I knew what I was signing up for and was fully prepared to move wherever Uncle Sam told us to. But GAH!
Okay, a quick history. The hubs and I met in 1994. I was a senior in high school and he was on his very 1st station as a Navy man. We hit it off for a little over 2 years by then I got into college and we drifted apart. It happens. We split on good terms saying that if we ever found each other again then we are the right people for each other. Fast forward 8 years and through friends of friends we got back in touch. It only took 3 days of spending time together for us to know that we were each others "ONE". We got married a year later and have lived in 2 different states and will be celebrating our 6th year of marriage.
The hubs is up for orders. For the non-military folk it means that 9 months before he leaves the current command he pick his top choices for his next command for 3 months. If he's selected for a position from one of his choice then great, if not then the Navy picks for him. This time around has been odd. We got selected for Hawaii, lost those. Then we got selected for WA state. Tonight he comes home and asks "How would you feel if we loose the orders for WA?" Um WHAT? Not sure what's going to happen or where we end up next. I just hope that it some place that has a low cost of living, kid friendly with lots of options for jobs.