It was a move I was more than a little nervous to make. While we were moving much closer to the husband’s family, we were moving away from the city I had lived in for years. The city I attended college and eventually met my husband. Needless to say, I had a lot of wonderful memories, but what I quickly learned while experiencing my first military move, is that even trekking across the country with toddler in tow could be an amazing adventure that only served to bring my little family closer together than ever.
Driving across the country, the most striking element was the sheer beauty and variety our amazing country has to give. So many people spend their lives only seeing the towns around them and never venturing far from home, but in the military lifestyle, we are lucky enough to experience the wonderful country our husbands and wives serve to protect. While it can be stressful, difficult and often times downright depressing to pick up and leave the familiar behind, there are definite rewards .
One of my favorite memories from the trip was our stop at Mount Rushmore. Even now, I am amazed at the ingenuity of the engineers and artists that created such a masterpiece. Even the silly things along the way, a sunset over Wyoming skies and silly sign in Montana, all of these little memories made the move an adventure instead of a chore and while I am more than happy resting on my laurels in the comfort of familiarity right now, I hope that when the day comes for us to move once more, I can embrace the venture and experience more of what our country has to offer!