Wednesday, January 11, 2017

We are moving... (and by moving I don't mean the next town over)

Pacific Northwest here we come.
At the beginning of March we will be packing our little family up to begin making that 36 hour road trip  to Seattle, Washington.

What do you do when your husband comes up to you & says he feels led to re-enlist in the Coast Guard?
I will admit I fought off every one of those feelings.
 I couldn't wrap my head around it. Knowing that we would be uprooting from our family, friends, church & Liam's school to move around every 3-4 years. 
It just didn't sound appealing to me at all.

This was the second time he came up to me & said this. 
The first time everything didn't fall into place. Doors were closing & we decided to walk away from the idea & leave it be. I do believe God used this to give us reassurance later.

When my husband came up to me about four months ago saying he felt a tug at his heart again. 
We immediately began praying about it. 
Started making a list of pro's & cons.
I would argue with him saying well what about all my close friends here?
I don't want to loose any of them.
He then reminded me "Corinne you have been friends with the same girls from grade school onto high school, on up, you have been through so much together. I doubt you moving will change any of that."
Okay.. true, true.
Can't argue with that.
I would keep thinking of more & more excuses in order for us to stay but he would keep reassuring me that everything would be okay.

After a week of constantly praying & thinking about it, I gave him the go ahead to take the next step because the last thing I wanted to do as his wife is to hold him back, especially if he felt led to do this.
 I want to support him in that. 
He began the process & in the meantime I prayed some more.
I prayed for an absolute without a doubt clear answer that I was suppose to go. 
I prayed for my husbands decision to lead our family.

This was a big deal. We would be leaving everything I once knew, where I grew up, where our family has established our roots. Where I pictured our life would be.
To go off to I don't even know where to begin our life in a place I've never been before.

You know how I know this was the right decision?
The things that had fallen apart the first time have fallen into place beautifully this time around.
The Lord has given me this undeniable peace that I can't explain.
I know everything will be okay and instead of fear right now I have excitement for the future. 
For all the many adventures we will go on & all the different people we will have the opportunity to meet. I'm so excited for my boys to experience different ways of living & the fact that they will grow up in a way that will make them able to adapt to any situation makes me happy.

Don't get me wrong it took me awhile to change my attitude about this.
When I say awhile I mean up until a week ago I couldn't even talk about it without crying.
I wrestled with it constantly. 
I questioned God. 
I questioned his plans for me.
I would pray to him saying "haven't I seriously been through enough life changes lately? Why would you add this to my plate right now."

But just like everything else in my life. It's one of those things that satan will put a lot of doubt in your head but it isn't until you let go & realize God has you in the palm of his hands. 
He will not let you fall. 
When you trust in him & follow your husbands lead is when your faith is truly tested.

So that's where I am at as of right now.
I can't say I will be jumping up & down for joy at the thought of leaving but I am at peace knowing I am doing what God has planned for me.

So now I want to know if their are any military wives out there?
Or If their is anyone who has been to Washington or lives there I would absolutely love to hear from you.
Do you have any tips for me, places to go or things to see along the way.
 Leave me a comment below!
I would love to talk. (:



  1. I Love Seattle!! It is so amazing!!! Really, you will fall in love with it! Perfect for young families! The city is fun with Pike Place Market! If you have any questions, let me know! We can't wait to go back!! What a fun city to move to!! Btw we live in the suburbs of Chicago right now! :)

    If you have any questions about the city, let me know! Our best friends have lived there forever...they are in Chicago now for medical school and hope to move back home asap!

    1. Ohh wow thats crazy! I can't wait to explore the city! I've heard nothing but good things! So you live in Chicago & visit Seattle or are you from Seattle?
      Thats so cool though! I'm excited! Thanks for the comment! If you have any amazing food recommendations in or around Seattle I would love to hear them! (:

  2. My husband and I just moved back to NWI from Fort Riley, KS this past summer. While we were stationed there, we drove out to WA to visit friends who were stationed there. It was the most amazing place! There were lakes and mountains and trees and cities and beaches and oceans. Seattle has everything! Our friends loved their time there! You will love it! Good luck with the move! God will do great things with you guys there!

    1. wow! Thats awesome! I'm getting more excited reading your comment!
      So is your husband in the Military too? Where have you been stationed? (:

  3. Wishing your family all the blessings on your new journey. Praying that His will always be the focus in your life. Will you, please notify me when you blog? Enjoy reading it, a lot. Love you guys

    1. Thank you so much! I can for sure let you know.. What will be the best way to notify you when I post on my blog? (:
      Thanks for reading! I appreciate it!