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Well, we found out this afternoon that Jamie’s next duty station will be Fort Riley.
We’ll be moving to Manhattan, Kansas in September for what looks like two to three years.
As I type this, I’m still in a little bit of shock. I need to sort out my thoughts. To be honest, Fort Riley came completely out of left field.
When Jamie called me with the news, I immediately thought of my sister. She and Josh are stationed there now, and we’ll hopefully be there together for at least six months. In hindsight, I wish I would have recorded my sister’s reaction when I told her. It was pretty priceless! I know Jamie and Josh are going to have a heck of a time together, and I’m pumped for Hadley to spend max time with her aunt and uncle. My father-in-law also works in Kansas City (Fort Leavenworth), so being closer to him will be nice. For now, I’m focused on those positives.
I know that this sudden curveball will turn out for the best, just like the title and slogan of this blog references.
Looks like I’ll have another “September” to add to my “About the Title”. If you would have told me in September 2013 that in one year we’d be finished with career course in Arizona and be settling into our home in Kansas, I would have laughed.
But it’s happening.
Little Apple, here come the DeSpains.
Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not upon your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your path.”