Thursday, July 16, 2009

never say never



i've had my life planned out for a while now.
i always said that i would NEVER:



get married before the age of 24.



HA!
MARRIED AT AGE 20.




have kids before being married for a couple years 
and having my degree.


HA!
THE BOY BORN 16 MONTHS LATER.


THE GIRL BORN 21 MONTHS AFTER THAT.



marry a man in the military.

HA!
DAVID JOINS THE NAVY 3 MONTHS AGO.




move my family around A LOT.





HA!
WE'VE LIVED IN 4 DIFFERENT PLACES IN 4 YEARS...






AND IT'S ABOUT TO BE 5!
contrary to my original plan to stay here for the next year 
and a half to finish nursing school, i have decided to join 
david in monterey!

i have debated and pondered this for quite some time now and it was a hard decision to make; but now that it is made, i feel silly for doubting it at all. school is so important to me and i know that i WILL be a nurse eventually. but what could be more important than keeping my family together? school doesn't trump that. 
nothing does. we've missed david so much while he's been in boot camp. my kids need their daddy, and i need him too.


so, yeah. my life hasn't exactly gone as planned so far, but looking back, these are my proudest decisions. these are when i was listening to my heart the most. i wouldn't change any of them, and i'm sure i won't regret finishing nursing school later to keep this little family together. besides, CALIFORNIA? how could i not?


i'm going to miss this place though:


        

13 comments:

Kelly said...

BEST decision ever! I cannot wait to be that much closer to you in a matter of months.. maybe even weeks! I am so proud of you my sweet Shalynn! I promise to spoil your kids rotten, go to Marshalls and Nordstroms Rack with you, take the kids to the Bay Aquarium, eat Thai food, GO TO THE BEACH, take photos, watch you quilt, visit often, etc. etc. I love you Shay!!

Carly Boerlage said...

Monterey is beautiful! I'm assuming he'll be going to school at the Presidio (DLI)? My parents are in the car moving back there right as I type this. You'll love it :-)

The Kodak Moments of our Life said...

I love that wedding picture! I know that this is another decision that you won't regret. It is really important for you and the kids. We will miss you though!!! I will be SUPER jealous of your this winter as I freeze my tush!

Kristina said...

I know that had to be a killer choice but I also know that you know happiness! REALLY excited for you!!!!

The Lingo Family said...

Good Decision. Enjoy your life as a Mommy and a Wife... in Monterey.

Amanda and Steve said...

My good friend whose husband is in the military moved from Monteray less than a year ago. She loved it!

Dan and Merideth said...

OH, good luck! Only YOU knows what is best for YOUR family! Listen to your heart, it never lies!

Good luck! we are going to miss you ever more here in Texas- seeing how you will be further away!

Anne said...

i love this post. and i am excited for you. maybe craig will end up in cali after school.

Brittny Pruett said...

California...maybe I'll visit :D

Angela said...

Wow. Good decision girl. Family's together forever!

Noel said...

I'm so proud of you too, Shay. So many adventures for you and your family awaiting in Monterey. Can I come visit????

stephanie said...

congrats! doesn't it feel good to even just have the decision made??! complete family is best if possible...and monterey sounds like a dreamy kind of possible!;)

Tara said...

You go girl!!! I always knew were a smart cookie. It will be awesome to be together. And there's always time for school later.
And you are so right, it's Cali, enough said!
xoxox