Putting down roots, deciding this is home. Being willing to risk pain and disappointment in the search for deeper friendships. Seeking a new church home, a new school, a new hair stylist. {That can be traumatic, friend.} It’s what thousands of us do every year.

Military wives.

Not just wives. Husbands. Kids. Single Airmen, Soldiers, and Marines. We pack up boxes and say goodbye, not knowing who will be on the other side to say hello.

It is brave.

If you are doing it, again, my heart and prayers are with you. We think we are staying put. We know it can change at any given time, but we’ve decided to live as if this is it.

We only have today anyway, right?