I told my husband I'm not going.
We don't really know where the military will send us yet (
I once was totally fine with pretty damn far but now I'm getting older and quite stubborn. It also seems the older I get the harder it is for me to push our lives deep into the earth to make roots, water those twisty curls, prune them every so often when they threaten to strangle the mother tree, and nurture each underground vine long enough to see them evolve into a colony all their own. Its own life sustaining village.
I can't move my entire village. My mom, step dad, uncle, and brothers (two of the four) live an hour or less away. My childhood home (pictured above) is still within reach, my grandparents' final resting place is 15 minutes away. Our children's friends, schools, dance studios, pediatricians, specialists, and favorite fishing holes are here. Target and Pho51 and SweetFrog will never live without me. My network of mommy friends who have been my scaffolding, a beacon of wine and Triple Sec, the raison d'laugh and cry live here.
So, I'm not going. WE are not going.
Our roots have begun to spread, tendril out and dig down into the sticky, tacky, good dirt. From where new things grow and thrive.
Really damn far will just have to make an offer to some other family that wants great food, Cajun music, and sweltering heat.
Cause this family is just fine planted here.