You see, I loved our Navy life!! Sure hubby was gone some but that made the homecomings sweeter.
Here me and the kids are so glad to see him. We were in Concord, Calif. I'd driven all the way across country to be there when that ship pulled in from a tour in Vietnam. Yep, that was where I was meant to be.
The USS Wantuck arriving home from Vietnam
After Navy days I never wanted to go back to Alabama to live but hubby did. We owned land there, our families were there, why not? So, we went back. Was that part of God's plan? It wasn't one of mine but we spent nearly 30 years there, had a good life, raised our kids and saw them on their own.
our home and farm in Alabama
Then we were getting older and signs of health issues were rearing their ugly heads. It was time to move closer to our children. I wanted it, Elbert could not see leaving our home. But, I fully believe that God had his hand in this one... we moved to Main Street in Wakefield, Va. and it has been such a blessing. We were near family during some very tough illnesses and during the awful Alzheimers years that hubby had. And, we've made some wonderful memories. This is definitely where I was/am meant to be.
following my cancer surgery
So, I guess we go our way and make our life and it all works out for the good. It certainly has for this family.