Many of you may have already heard the rapidly spreading news that Mr. H and I have made public his decision to soon join the United States Navy. When I originally set up this blog, it was with this pending decision in mind; I wanted to have a blog site where I could continue to update everybody about life as a navy wife, Gary's progress through training, and the lessons we learn on the difficult road of being apart and far away from each other. Mr. H and I discussed this thoroughly and deeply for the last year, and have only recently confirmed our decision and subsequently revealed it to family and a few friends.
We made it a priority that before he left for anything we would have been married and together for a minimum of a full year. This was a Biblical mandate for the Israelites, and we felt led to follow this restriction in order to develop our relationship and to have a firm foundation of marriage for when Mr. H must be absent.
"If a man has recently married, he must not be sent to war or have any other duty laid on him. For one year he is to be free to stay at home and bring happiness to the wife he has married." Deuteronomy 24:5, NIV
Allow me to quote a portion him so you can hear his own words about what he is going to do:
Ever since I was a young kid I dreamed of joining the Navy and serving my country as many before me had. It is a display of patriotism and undying love for God and Country, and I could never shake the idea of joining the military service.
If you have questions about anything, post them on my blog and we will answer them publicly so that everybody can see the answers.
We are both excited and passionate about this road he is taking - it is the calling the Lord has placed on his life, and to disregard would be to sin. To pursue it, is to be richly blessed in the fullness of His Word.
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