However, with this lifestyle that we live, there are definite things that worry or bother me.
The thing that comes to me immediately this week is the decision that is to be made by our family:
Do we go active duty?
Ten years ago, or like we say at home BK (before kids) or BC (before Colin), we would have jumped on it. There probably wouldn't have been too much to hold us back. We were young(er). We had fewer responsibilities. We really had nothing that tied us down except our jobs.
I have 13 years teaching experience. I am almost halfway to my retirement (seriously, that just freaked me out). How will leaving my job, leaving the state affect my retirement?
There are the normal things....family and friends....We live in our hometown. Our neighbors are Jeff' parents. My parents live a mile away. Our roots are here. As a reserve family, we have the blessing and convenience of living near our family and friends, those nearest to our hearts.
Then there is our church. We love our church so much. They are the people who shared the love of Christ with us and allowed themselves to be used by God to help mold us into the people we are right now. They have opened their hearts to us, encouraged us, loved us, and have supported us.