Last year when we got our orders to Florida, the last thing we thought we'd be doing was moving again in less than a year. However, life is funny sometimes and although I was disappointed at first I am actually very exited for our upcoming move. Our time here in Florida has been short and bittersweet. This year I went back to work for the first time since having Jeremiah, and started a new job in a city where I didn't know a soul. Over the last eight months I've struggled with balancing motherhood, my marriage, a full time job and trying to keep up with all the housework. (Which hopefully explains my lack of blogging). I sincerely had times when I felt like there just weren't enough hours in the day to get everything done that I had on my plate. There were also days when I felt so incredibely lonely. I missed all my friends in VA and having people to hang out with a lot. I didn't really have time to make a lot of friends while we were here, but I did make a few good ones. :)
Then April came around and my husband and I found out we were expecting baby number two! It was definitely a surprise but a very happy one. :) Add on the first trimester exhaustion, morning sickness along with working and caring for a toddler and I was out for the count. My mom did come and stay with us for a few weeks for my birthday and she was a tremendous help. I was so, so thankful for the time we got to spend together and the fact that she got to see her only Grandson so much. I know we both loved having her here with us! Since then I Slowly but surely feel like I've regained some of my energy and am now well into my second trimester. Thankfully our baby is growing well and is healthy. ♥
Friday was my last day of work and we had a delicious potluck luncheon. My sweet coworkers also threw me a beautiful baby shower last week for our little one. I definitely felt very special and loved! It's amazing to me that I only worked there for eight months and they did so much for me before I left. Just goes to show how kind people can be down here in the south. :) Friday was also my son's last day of daycare and his wonderful teachers made him a precious book filled with pictures of him, all his drawings and art work from throughout the year and letters from each of his teachers. Looking through it and reading their sweet words made me cry! My son loved his teachers but had a special connection with one in particular so knowing he won't get to see her anymore really breaks my heart. The military lifestyle does get easier the more you get used to it, but one thing that never hurts any less is saying goodbye to people you care about, people who have been there for you and helped you out along the way.
I am very thankful for the good people God has put in our lives while we've been in Florida, and it's defnitely been a year full of challenges but also one full of blessings. Now as we get ready to pcs again, I am incredibely excited and hopeful for what the Lord has in store for us. We are leaving for Biloxi, MS next Wednesday and already have a house waiting for us! I can't wait to decorate our new place and get to know some ladies that I've already met via social media. I am so excited about living in military housing again, and for the fact that we will have a fenced backyard and a park right down the street for Jeremiah to play. We also have a community pool and I believe there's a splash pad in one of the neighborhoods so I'm also excited about that! Jeremiah loves the water and I'm hoping we can make it to the beach a few times before it starts to get cooler.
I still have to worry about transferring all my medical stuff and getting an appointment with my new o.b. as soon as possible but it shouldn't be too bad since I'll still be going to a military hospital and all my records will transfer over. All in all things have gone pretty smoothly considering we just found out we were for sure moving about a month ago. Well, it's been fun playing catch up and filling everyone in, but I'm off to make dinner for my family and FINALLY start setting aside the things we don't want the packers to take tomorrow. I know, I'm a huge procrastintor! Tomorrow the PCS madness begins! Happy Sunday ya'll! :)