Thursday, July 19, 2012

time = love

The other week I talked about some changes for my husband and I. For reasons out of our control, the path we originally thought we would be talking with the Marine Corps has been redirected and B will remain in Northern Virginia just a bit longer than we had originally thought. 

Growing up my parents did a wonderful job instilling the importance hard work, persistence, and always seeing the bigger picture when faced with a decision. It's been one of the biggest motivations for me when I chose to remain in Charlotte although B would not be. Staying here, employed and finishing up my lease around the time we PCS to a more permanent location is financially the smartest decision for us.
However, in turn, my parents have also taught me to trust my heart above all else and know I have their support always. So, with that said, B and I have both decided while we have the time and the flexiblitliy, I need to join him. We are packing up my bags and I am leaving Charlotte in early August. 
We are ready for a common home base, we are ready to find our home within the military community, and we are ready to be husband and wife.

Where you go I'll go, and where you stay I'll stay. -Ruth 1:16

 EXCITED doesn't even begin to describe my feelings!

31 comments:

  1. How exciting!! I'm happy for you!

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  2. Oh, I am already tearing up over this. How amazing that yall were able to work things out, despite the uncontrollable changes, and be together! I am so happy for you, friend. This will finally be everything you've dreamed of!

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  3. This is the SAME thing I did. I stayed put for a while and then packed on up and headed with my honey to his last MOS school as well. You will find it is an amazing time of self reflection:)

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  4. Good luck on the move. I'm happy for you!

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  5. I'm so excited that you two will be together! YAY!!! :)

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  6. Happy for you! Know that feeling all too well. Praise the Lord! Rejoicing with you! Go take care of your man :)

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  7. Good for you! I think this is a great decision!! Good luck but we'll miss you! Best Wishes!! xoxo

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  8. OH Jordan! I am so excited & happy for you! Such a big decision to make, and I think its a great one! I wouldn't know what to do if I lived separately from my husband. He's nuts, but gosh I love him ;) I know God will bless you both, and you will have no problems finding a job up this way. And can I just add, {selfishly} that I'm super excited you will be closer to me! So maybe sometime we could meet up! maybe a Busch Gardens weekend? or we can all ride motorcycles together :) but I should probably let you settle in first huh ;)....xoxo

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  9. You're married. You should be together. You'll never get this newlywed phase back. And life is short... be together. I'm so happy you made this decision!

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  10. I'm so glad you've made this decision. OK, here's a pretty long comment post, but I think it's good advise (it's from my mama, and she's never steered me wrong!)... Long ago, my grandmother gave this same advise to my mama and she passed it on to me. She told me that the military would dictate PLENTY of separations over the years (something I knew growing up as a Marine Junior....no, we're not "brats") and that I should NEVER volunteer for ADDITIONAL separations if I could help it. For that very reason, if given the choice to take his family, my husband will always pack us all up and bring us with him. Obviously there are a few places we simply cannot go with him, but if we can, even if it's only for 6 months, we will. For that very reason, when I was a senior in high school and my dad was retired from the Marine Corps and moving 3 hours away, and several friends and neighbors offered to let me live with them to graduate rather than moving to my THIRD high school, my mom said "ABSOLUTELY NOT!" We're a family and we stick together and your place is with your parents and brothers. I am SO GLAD I listened to her! I had the time of my life my senior year, made wonderful friends, and had the support of my family during a very special time in my life. And years later, when I got married, my husband and I were both active duty and had back-to-back deployments during our newlywed year and only spent 12 days together. That was my main motivation to resign, which I did without regrets. I'm perfectly happy to be the supporting wife and keep our family on the same coast. So, with all that being said, enjoy this! The military makes things hard for many couples....don't make them worse by CHOOSING to add distance to your marriage!!!

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  11. Such beautiful news! brought tears to my eyes! so excited for you!

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  12. I'm so excited for you and your next adventure!

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  13. Woohooo welcome, we need to meet asap.....preferably somewhere pretty like Old Town or Georgetown and with a glass of wine (obviously I am planning on having the baby first!!)

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  14. p.s. where are you guys planning on living?

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  15. Oh Jordan, I'm so happy for you! What a great decision, and I know FIRSTHAND how hard it was to make! I left my job in NY to move to be with Joshua at Lejeune as well. It was not the best decision for us financially, but we made it work and I don't regret it for one second. Congrats on choosing this, and ENJOY every minute you get with Ben while he's stateside! xoxoxoxo

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  16. one of my students told me or asked me rather to "you tube" this song by Josh Turner. I usually never take requests while teaching but it was my after school art class and I always play music. That's when I first fell in love with Josh Turner's song! Time IS love! Great choice! I feel you on the moving, we are moving into our first home next weekend! Good luck!

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  17. So sad you're leaving us in Charlotte but so excited for your adventures elsewhere! XOXO

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  18. Hate to see you leave Charlotte, but I wish you all the best! Good luck with all the packing and the move! "Time is Love" is such a fitting, beautiful song (and one of my favorites right now!)!

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  19. Wow! That is so exciting. I can just imagine how great you'll feel being with your husband under the same roof and really starting your lives together. Good luck with packing and moving! Can't wait to read about your new adventures!

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  20. Happy for you guys! How exciting to finally get to be together!

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  21. Congratulations Jordan! I can only imagine how nice it will be for the two of you to no longer be long-distance!

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  22. Good for you! What an exciting transition! And so necessary at the early point in your marriage. Embrace this time and enjoy your husband!

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  23. I feel like this post could have been about my life this time last year. I made the same decision to leave D.C and move to Georgia to be with my husband. It ended up being a great decision. Enjoy Northern Virginia =) I absolutely adored living in Arlington and still miss it.

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  24. Go and enjoy it girl! I wish you the best. Wish we could have another Blogger date but maybe we can all meet up again when you return.

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  25. Congrats on your decision! I find it especially important in the military to remember that you can make more money but you can't make more time. Enjoy these newlywed days and welcome to the DC area!

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  26. Congrats on your decision! How exciting that y'all will finally be at a home base together!

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  27. How exciting! I couldn't imagine being away from my hubby. So happy for you and your hubby! LOVE the verse! So sweet!

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  28. yea! Excited for you and B.

    "you can make more money but you cant make more time"--hear hear!

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  29. Congrats on y'alls decision!!!

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  30. We sure are going to miss you at Premier. You have been the sunshine at the front desk to literally hundreds of employees and who knows how many visitors - LOTS! And always with a smile on your face. You're making the right decision, sweetie pie. Following your heart can never be wrong. ♥

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