So much has changed in our lives in the last two months, it is hard to even know where to begin. Derek and I decided a few years ago that the P.A. route was the way we wanted to go for his career. We debated Doctor or P.A., but we confidently fell like a physicians assistant will be best for our family. He began taking classes and we applied for the Army's IPAP program in October 2011. Unfortunately at the end of October we found out there wasn't a slot for him, but he did become an alternate in case someone decided to drop out. We didn't have much hope of getting in as an alternate so we amped up his packet and tried again. Surprise to us he was selected as an alternate to the program two months before classes started. After we were done freaking we talked to our realtor, started a serious deep cleaning, and looked for a house in San Antonio.
Miracles started happening after that point. Our friends who were renting our neighbors house came to us and said they wanted to buy our house. We never even had to put it on the market. With very little notice we were able to get a house on base. This was extremely important to me; I needed to feel safe with Derek being gone and I wanted to experience a military community. In a matter of two months, very stressful months, we were in Texas starting our new lives.
There have been so many tears shed (mostly by me) since we have moved here, both happy and sad. I can't begin to explain how much I miss my family, I think my kids miss my sisters more than I do. I am excited to focus on our little family and rely more on each other.
Here is to our new life. Derek in school full time, and studying the rest of the day. Hopefully Jane and I can handle this much of each other, and once Andrew's six teeth come in he too will be happier.