Life as an army officer’s wife means that we move…a lot. Back in August Andrew called to tell me that we were getting posted again in 2014. I was hoping that we would be living in Petawawa for 3 – 5 years. Instead we are only getting 2 years. This will be our 6th move in 8 1/2 years.
On Friday it became official….we are getting posted. Not to be confused with going posted…although at some point during the moving process I do get a little crazy. We are moving to CFB Borden in Ontario. My husband is over the moon excited about his new job. A friend asked how I felt. Ask me after a few more glasses of wine.
I have a great life here in Petawawa. I have wonderful friends who have become family. This summer I will have to pack up and move us to yet another home and start over. But I will only be 5 hours away and can come back for visits.
On the bright side, we will be moving to a beautiful area of the country full of hiking trails and close to the Great Lakes. We will be a few hours away from my cousin. We will be a few hours away from Toronto. I am looking forward to exploring the ROM and Casa Loma. I have never been to Niagara Falls, another place for us to explore. We will be closer to a bigger city which means more arts and culture, restaurants and shopping. We will make new friends…who will become family. I will plant a garden so we have beautiful flowers to greet us each time we come home. We will paint some walls. We will create a home. We will create a life. And it will be wonderful.
Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts. - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.